Frozen Four: UND vs. BU

Thursday, the University of North Dakota takes on the Boston University Terriers in the semifinals of the Frozen Four. Winning team advances to the final game. Loser goes home.

Series history

All-time, UND leads the series against Boston University 12-9-2 (.565). In Grand Forks, UND leads the series against the Terriers 6-1-1 (.813). In Boston, UND trails in the series 4-7-1 (.375). At neutral sites, UND leads the series 2-1-0 (.667). Under head coach Dave Hakstol: UND trails 2-3-1 (.417) Last 10 in the series tied 4-4-2 (.500). In the NCAA Tournament, UND leads the series 3-2-0 (.600). The two teams haven’t met this season. In series against teams with canine names, UND leads (5-3-0, .625).

Tale of the tape

#1 North Dakota (29-9-3) vs. #2 Boston University (27-7-5)
NCAA Frozen Four Semifinal: April 9, 2015
Game Time: 7:30 p.m. CT
Location: TD North Garden, Boston, MA
Last time out: BU beat UMD (3-2 W)
Last time out: UND beat SCSU (4-1 W)
BU Offense: 2nd nationally
BU Defense: 12th nationally
BU Scoring Margin: 1.59 3rd nationally
BU Penalty Minutes 11.6 per game 25th nationally
BU Corsi# 54.9
BU NCAA Title: 5 (2009, 1995, 1978, 1972, 1971)
BU last 10 games: 8-2-0 (.800)
BU PWR 3rd
UND Offense: 10th nationally
UND Defense: 8th nationally
UND Scoring Margin 1.12 5th nationally
Penalty Minutes 13.5 12th nationally
UND Corsi# 51.7
UND NCAA Titles 7 (2000, 1997, 1987, 1982, 1980, 1963, 1959)
UND PWR: 1st UND last 10 games: 7-3-0 (.700)
TV: ESPN2, DirecTV 209, DISH Network 142, TSN
Live Streaming: ESPN3, WatchESPN, TSNGO

North Dakota: – Forwards: Drake Caggiula (18g-18a—36pts), Michael Parks (12g-20a—32pts), Nick Schmaltz (5g-21a—26pts), Luke Johnson (10g-13a—23pts), Brendan O’Donnell (13g-7a—20pts), Connor Gaarder (9g-10a—19pts). Defense: Jordan Schmaltz (4g-23a—27pts), Paul LaDue (5g-17a—22pts), Nick Mattson (4g-16a—20pts), Tucker Poolman (8g-9a—17pts), Troy Stecher (2g-12a—12pts), Keaton Thompson (3g-8a—11pts). Goalies: Zane McIntyre (29-9-3, 2.00 GAA, .931 SV%), Cam Johnson (0-0-0, 5.54 GAA, .765SV%).

UND Injuries: Mark MacMillan (16g-9a—25pts) out for the season lower-body injury

Boston University: Forwards: Jack Eichel (24g-43g—67pts), Evan Rodrigues (21g-40a—61pts), Danny O’Regan (22g-26a—48pts), Cason Hohmann (10g-18a—28pts), Matt Lane (8g-10a—18pts). Defense: Matt Grzelcyk (10g-27a—37pts), Ahti Oksanen (24g-11a—35pts), Brandon Fortunato (1g-17a—18pts). Goalies: Matt O’Connor (24-3-4, 2.10 GAA, .928 SV%), Conno LaCouvee (3-4-1, 2.58, .913 SV%)

Special teams

Boston University – The Terriers power play is ranked 2nd in the nation (40/156 25.6%). The Terriers penalty kill is ranked 28th in the nation (133/160, 83.1).

North Dakota – UND’s power play is ranked 18th in the nation (32/163, 19.6). UND’s penalty kill is ranked 24th in the nation (140/166 84.8).