Providence carries the nation's longest unbeaten streak into the showdown between first-place Hockey East teams.
BEFORE PROVIDENCE: Played for the Surrey Eagles of the BCHL during the 2011-12 season ... Recorded 11 goals, 22 assists and 33 points for Surrey ... Earned the Hardest Working Player award in 2012 for the Eagles ... Had a five-point game ... Also played for the Markham Waxers of the OJHL in 2010-11 and recorded 16 goals, 26 assists and 42 points in 46 games ... Was named Rookie of the Year while with Markham. PERSONAL: Brandon T. Tanev ... Born December 31, 1991 ... Son of Mike Tanev and Sophie Meredith ... Has one older brother, Chris, and a younger brother, Kyle ... Has not declared a major.