ECAC Hockey picks: Tuesday edition

Here’s the picks for a pair of rare Tuesday games. Both start at 7 p.m.

Connecticut at Quinnipiac

The Bobcats were off this past weekend, but still rose to No. 2 in the latest poll, the highest ever for the program.  Despite being in the same state, these teams haven’t played since Nov. 1 2008 – a 4-1 Bobcats win in Hamden. Connecticut has scored more goals of late, although they were shutout by Mercyhurst Saturday. Still, the Huskies haven’t faced a defense as stingy as Quinnipiac’s.  This game will be broadcast locally on WCCT-TV. Quinnipiac wins

Harvard at Union

Neither the Crimson nor the Dutchmen have played anything resembling inspiring hockey of late.  Union has split the last two weekends of league play, while Harvard’s only win the last two months was a come-from-behind victory against Boston University on Jan. 9. Union has posted its lineup for tonight here.  Per Ken Schott of the Schenectady Daily Gazette, center Josh Jooris is out after sustaining a upper-body injury against Colgate Saturday.  Union wins