Friday, November 14, 2014

Eagles, Spartans Meet at Munn for First Time in 24 Years

For the first time in 24 years or since I was a college senior at the HeightsBoston College will visit Michigan State tonight at Munn Arena in East Lansing.

The last time my alma mater and the school where I would eventually work met at Munn was on Nov. 16-17, 1990, almost four full years before I first set foot in Michigan. The two schools split their two-game series that year, with MSU winning the first night, 4-2, and the HEM line helping BC to a 5-4 victory the following evening

The last meeting to date came in 2011 when BC won, 5-2, at the Icebreaker in Grand Forks, N.D., the start of BC's run to a third national title in five years. And Spartan fans surely remember 2007 when MSU edged the Eagles on a late Justin Abdelkader goal in St. Louis to win the NCAA championship.

That's all ancient history nowand the current clubs could both use a win tonight. No. 8 BC is 4-5, having dropped four straight games, while MSU is 3-5 after a split at New Hampshire last weekend.

Drop the puck.

UPDATE: Quinn Smith's second-period score holds up as the game-winner. BC, 3-2.

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