Brian Flynn’s Consecutive Games Streak, Providence’s Freshmen Contributions Among Noteworthy Hockey East Numbers

UMass-Lowell and Vermont are the only Hockey East teams yet to play a conference game, but that all changes Friday night.

The Riverhawks host Boston College and the Catamounts get a visit from Merrimack, meaning every league team's race for Hockey East glory has begun.

The following is a quick glance at some key numbers and statistics of note for each Hockey East team.

All numbers through Oct. 27.

0 – First period goals scored by Vermont this season, making the Catamounts the only team team in the conference yet to have tallied a marker in the opening period this season.

.960 – Save percentage of Lowell goaltender Doug Carr. The sophomore netminder has the highest save percentage in the league and the lowest GAA average at 1.00.

3 – Short-handed goals scored by Boston University this season. Senior Corey Trivino, junior Alex Chiasson and sophomore Matt Nieto have each lit the lamp while BU was on the penalty kill.

7 – Points scored by Boston College freshman Johnny Gaudreau, the league leader in points scored among rookies. Gaudreau has tallied three goals and four assists through six games.

8.0 – Power play percentage for Northeastern, the lowest conversion rate in the league. The Huskies have cashed in on only two of 25 man-advantages this season.

18 – Points scored by Providence rookies this season. Freshmen Damian Cross, Stefan Demopoulos, Ross Mauermann, Barrett Kaib, Drew Brown and Matt Montesano have combined to put up 5-13-18 totals through four games.

21.2 – Penalty minutes per game for Massachusetts, the highest average of all league teams. The Minutemen have racked up 85 PIMS in four games.

24 – Goals allowed by New Hampshire through its first five games, the most in the league. The Wildcats are winless with an 0-4-1 record, the program's worst start in 27 years.

116 – Consecutive games played by Maine senior captain Brian Flynn. Flynn has not missed a game since the second contest of his collegiate career against Alaska Fairbanks.

1987 – The last year that Merrimack began a season 5-0. The Warriors sit at 4-0 entering the weekend, their best start since the 1987-88 season, which was prior to the team's moven to Hockey East.

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