BOSTON — The No. 12/9 Harvard men’s hockey team (6-1-0, 6-0-0 ECAC) continues a stretch of formidable opponents with a rare Tuesday showdown at Boston University (4-6-5, 3-3-4 HEA). The Crimson is fresh off its only defeat of the young campaign, bowing out to another crosstown rival, Boston College, last Friday after ceding three goals in the waning minutes of the second frame. The Terriers, meanwhile, enter the contest in the midst of a three-game winless streak, most recently suffering a shutout at the hands of Cornell at the famed Madison Square Garden.
Harvard forward R.J. Murphy is out of the lineup tonight due to injury, calling upon freshman John Farinacci to fill a top-six role. The skilled rookie is up to the challenge, as he and his class have contributed majorly to the Crimson impressive start out of the gates. Fellow first-year Jace Foskey will make his collegiate debut on the blue line Tuesday night after missing the team’s first seven matchups with a lingering neck injury from the preseason.
In short, both talent-ridden groups will look to right the ship in a non-conference clash between Beanpot adversaries. No matter the victor, grade-A hockey will be on display at Agganis Arena.
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