Sophomore forward Mark Anthoine nets game-winning, power-play goal midway through third period for Black Bears
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Sophomore Mark Anthoine had the game-winner and an assist for the Black Bears
BOSTON - Juniors Alex Chiasson and Ross Gaudet each lit the lamp for the No. 2 Boston University men's hockey team, but No. 20 Maine scored twice in the third period to claim a 4-2 victory on Friday night at Agganis Arena.
Chiasson put BU (15-7-1, 12-5-1 Hockey East) ahead, 1-0, with a late first-period strike on the Terriers' lone power-play chance of the evening.
Maine (13-8-3, 10-8-2 HEA) scored twice in the second stanza to take a 2-1 lead, but Gaudet evened the score with 7:21 left in the period when he sent home a rebound from a tough angle along the left side.
The Black Bears then took the lead for good with 9:51 left in the third frame when Mark Anthoine redirected the puck to the top of the net for the visitors' second power-play goal of the night. A late empty-netter sealed the win.
Anthoine and Spencer Abbott each recorded goal and an assist for Maine, which won at Agganis during the regular season for the first time in 10 tries (1-7-2).
Adam Shemansky tied the game at 1-1 on a Maine power play at 5:15 of the second after a failed clear by the Terriers. Just over three minutes later, John Parker scored in transition to give the Black Bears a 2-1 lead.
Senior goaltender Kieran Millan made 21 saves for the Terriers, while Dan Sullivan made 28 stops for the Black Bears.
The loss snapped BU's nation-best five-game winning streak and was the team's first setback since the turn of the new year. The Terriers remain in first place in the Hockey East by two points over second-place Boston College.
The teams will close out their season series on Saturday (Jan. 28) with a 7:30 p.m. contest that will be broadcast live on the CBS Sports Network.