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Hockey East update: UNH, Maine tie 4-4

Eric Knodel scored a late power play goal that helped UNH tie Maine 4-4. With only picking up one point, the Wildcats can no longer finish in first place.

Joey Diamond scored two goals for the Black Bears, but his penalty late in the third period helped UNH even the score. With the result of the game, Maine will be the 8th seed in the Hockey East playoffs. New Hampshire is tied for first place for the time being with UMass-Lowell and Providence. However, those two teams square off shortly meaning that one or both will end up with more points than UNH by the end of the night.

Stay with SBNation and Western College Hockey for continued coverage and updates of the Hockey East playoff scenarios throughout the night. Jeff Cox covers college hockey for SBNation. Follow him on twitter @JeffCoxSBNation.