Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE
The No. 1 team in the country plays its most bitter rival, as the Boston College Eagles host the No. 9 Boston University Terriers Friday night. Plus, there are four other Hockey East matchups.
College hockey's biggest rivalry is in full swing Friday night, with No. 9 Boston University heading down the Green Line to take on No. 1 Boston College in Chestnut Hill on national TV, the first of two weekend meetings between the two squads.
No. 9 Boston University Terriers vs. No. 1 Boston College Eagles, 7:30 p.m., NBC Sports Network: The Terriers would love to snap the defending champions' 10-game win streak this weekend, as they play a pair of games in the Conte Forum starting on Friday night. BC has really snapped back after losing its first game of the season to Northeastern, earning 49 of 50 first-place votes in the most recent USCHO rankings. BC leads the season series 1-0.
Elsewhere in Hockey East matchups:
Providence Friars vs. Merrimack Warriors, 7:30 p.m.
Vermont Catamounts vs. Maine Black Bears, 7 p.m., CBS Sports Network
Northeastern Huskies vs. UMass Minutemen, 7 p.m., WSHM (Channel 3) Springfield
UMass Lowell River Hawks vs. No. 2 New Hampshire Wildcats, 7:30 p.m., Fox College Sports