ORONO, Maine -- Boston University scored four third period goals to break a 1-1 tie and defeat the University of Maine men's ice hockey team 5-1 on Saturday night at Alfond Arena. Maine, who sees its three-game winning streak snapped, falls to 6-7-2 on the season and 5-6-1 in Hockey East play. Eleventh-ranked BU improves to 10-5-1 on the season and 8-4-1 in conference play.
Maine opened the scoring when Mark Anthoine (Lewiston, Maine) got a pass from Kyle Beattie (Avondale, Ariz.) in the left face-off circle and fired the puck past BU goalie Kieran Millan on the power play at 8:02 of the second period. Nick Pryor (Woodbury, Minn.) began the play when he found Beattie on the half wall. For Anthoine, it was his four goal of hte season, all coming on the power play.
BU tied the score at 1-1 18:23 of the season with a power play goal of its own. Alex Chiasson had an initial shot that Maine goalie Dan Sullivan (York, Pa.) stopped, but Corey Trivino was able to stuff the rebound between Sullivan's pad and the goal post. Adam Clendening also assisted on the goal.
The Terriers took a 2-1 lead at 6:11 of the third period. Adam Clendening had a shot from the blueline on the power play that Sahir Gill deflected past Sullivan. For Gill, it was his fourth goal of the season.
Boston University extended its lead to 3-1 at 11:34 when Clendening had a shot from the point that hit Sullivan's glove. He was unable to control the puck and Trivino tapped it into the goal.
Alexx Privitera tallied the first goal of his collegiate career at 14:08. Cason Hahmann and Garrett Noonan each assisted on the goal.
With the Black Bears on the power play, Maine pulled Sullivan in favor of an extra attacker. BU's Chris Connolly was able to find Sahir Gill, who got a step on the Maine defense and shot the puck into the empty net. It was the fifth goal of the season for Gill.
BU finished the game with a 32-31 edge in shots on goal. Maine was 1-for-6 on the power play, while BU scored a pair of goals in five chances.
Maine goalie Dan Sullivan made 27 saves in the game. He falls to 5-4-2. Kieran Millan made 30 saves for the Terriers. He improves to 8-5-1.
Maine now has an 18 day break before returning to action on Thursday, Dec. 29 when it faces Clarkson in the Florida College Classic.