Feb. 24, 2013
Providence, R.I. -
The Providence College women’s ice hockey team will travel to Boston, Mass. today, Feb. 24 to take on the Northeastern Huskies in its last regular season game. The Friars and Huskies will face-off at Matthews Arena for a 4:00 p.m. puck drop.
The Friars enter the match with a 14-14-5 overall record and a 8-9-3 Hockey East record. The Friars have been outscored by their opponents, 112-106 thus far on the season. Providence is averaging 3.21 goals per game while allowing 3.39. The Friars have outshot their opponents on the season and are averaging 30.0 shots on goal per game. The Friars’ special teams have a 14.7% conversion rating on the power-play and a 77.1% kill rating on the penalty kill. The Friars are currently 6-7-3 on the road this season.
On Saturday, Feb. 23 the Friars played their final regular season home game at Schneider Arena. The Friars fell 5-1 to tenth ranked Northeastern. The Huskies scored first with a shorthanded goal 3:42 into the first period. The Friars evened the score at one 6:32 into the second period. Sophomore Victoria Virtue (Walpole, Mass.) notched her first collegiate goal on the play. With under two minutes to play in the second period Northeastern tallied back-to-back goals a minute apart to extend their lead to 3-1. Though the friars outshot the Huskies in the third period, 13-6, they could not find the back of the net for the remainder of the game. Northeastern’s special teams added on two more goals, including its second shorthanded goal of the game, during the third period. The Huskies outshot the Friars, 28-26. With the loss the Friars are set to enter the quarterfinal game as the fifth seeded team.
Northeastern enters Sunday with an 20-10-2 overall record and a 12-7-1 Hockey East record. Northeastern has outscored its opponents 123-85 thus far on the season. The Huskies have earned the top ranked penalty kill in Hockey East with a 85.7% kill rating. Northeastern’s power-play ranks second in Hockey East with a 24.6% conversion rating. The Huskies are on a six game winning streak going into Sunday’s game.
Northeastern will have live streaming available to fans through their website gonu.com. The Huskies will also be providing fans with live stats of the game. To access the live feed and stats follow the links below. Fans can also follow the Friars through their twitter page, which features live updates of all their games.
Live Streaming: Live Feed
Live Audio:http: Live Play-By-Play
Live Game Stats: Live Stats
PC Twitter: @PCWHockey
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