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Maine Goes For Sweep of Vermont in Series Finale: Pregame Notes and Line Charts

Maine senior goaltender Martin Ouellette made several spectacular saves in the series opener to keep the Black Bears in the game.

Jeff Cox

Orono, Maine -- Maine will attempt to sweep its second consecutive series at Alfond Arena Saturday night against Vermont. The Black Bears received tremendous goaltending from Martin Ouellette which allowed for the heroics of Ben Hutton and Steven Swavely who scored power play goals in the last five minutes of the game.

The Catamounts were done in by Ouellette who made some terrific saves, and the untimely penalties that gave the Black Bears a two-man advantage in the last five minutes.

Vermont has made a lot of switches to its lineup after last night's game, including in goal where Michael Santaguida will get the nod. Maine moves some parts around, but the only real difference is Connor Leen in for the injured Andrew Cerretani.

Breaking Down the Matchup

Statistic (Conference Rank) Vermont Maine
Record 2-3-1, 1-2-0 HE 4-3-1, 1-1-1 HE
Road/Home Records 0-2-1 (Away) 4-0-0 (Home)
Goals Per Game 2.33 (T-9th) 2.50 (T-6th)
Goals Against Per Game 2.50 (6th) 2.25 (5th)
Power Play Percentage 8.6 (11th) 19.1 (4th)
Penalty Kill Percentage 86.1 (3rd) 83.8 (6th)
Top Scorer Rob Hamilton (1-4--5) Mark Anthoine (4-2--6)
Top Goaltender Brody Hoffman (2.02/.947) Martin Ouellette (2.10/.927)

VERMONT

Left Wing Center Right Wing
Mario Puskarich Jake Fallon Chris McCarthy
Brady Shaw Mike Stenerson Brendan Bradley
Tom Forgione Robert Polesello Malcolm McKinney
Peter Massar Jonathan Turk H.T. Lenz

Left Defense Right Defense
Nick Luukko Michael Paliotta
Rob Hamilton Nick Bruneteau
Chris Muscoby Yvan Pattyn

Goaltenders
Michael Santaguida
Brody Hoffman

MAINE

Left Wing Center Right Wing
Connor Leen Devin Shore Ryan Lomberg
Mark Anthoine Steven Swavely Brady Campbell
Bill Norman Stu Higgins Jon Swavely
Brian Morgan Cam Brown Blaine Byron

Left Defense Right Defense
Ben Hutton Brice O'Connor
Jake Rutt Conor Riley
Dan Renouf Eric Schurhamer

Goaltenders
Martin Ouellette
Dan Sullivan
Matt Strickrott

Jeff Cox covers college and junior hockey, NCAA recruiting, NHL Draft prospects and the AHL for SBNation. Follow him on twitter @JeffCoxSBNation.