Merrimack set to take on No. 13 Notre Dame hockey
WHO: Merrimack (7-9-5, 2-3-5 Hockey East) at No. 13 Notre Dame (10-4-7, 6-1-2)
WHEN: Friday, 7:40 p.m.; Saturday, 7:10 p.m.
WHERE: Compton Family Ice Arena
TV: NBC Sports Network (both nights)
STREAMING: NBC LiveExtra
RADIO: 99.9 FM
LAST TIME OUT: Merrimack was swept at No. 9 Cornell, 3-0 and 5-2; Notre Dame beat Western Michigan at home last Friday, 7-1, and earned a 3-3 tie in Kalamazoo on Saturday.
NOTABLE: Notre Dame enters the weekend with an eight-game unbeaten streak (5-0-3), tied for the longest such streak in the country with No. 1 North Dakota (8-0-0). It's ND's longest unbeaten stretch since going 7-0-1 from Feb. 2 through March 14 of 2014 ... Merrimack has lost five straight and has just one win in its last 12 ... The Irish have scored first in 17 of their 21 games this season, including both last weekend ... Irish forward Anders Bjork is riding a six-game scoring streak (four goals, three assists for seven points) ... Goalie Cal Petersen's 603 saves are second most in the country, behind Colton Phinney of Princeton (649) ... Mario Lucia is two points away from reaching 100 for his career (53-45--98).