New Hampshire rips Maine, 7-2

New Hampshire had a three-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 7-2 win over Maine.

New Hampshire\’s offense rang up 45 shots on Maine\’s net. New Hampshire\’s goal total was higher than its season average. New Hampshire has scored at the pace of 4.3 goals per game during the current campaign.

New Hampshire was helped by Tim Casey, who grabbed one goal. Casey scored 4:44 into the second period to make the score 2-0 New Hampshire. Nicholas Bartholomew assisted on the tally. New Hampshire additionally got points from Bartholomew, who also racked up one goal and one assist, Alex Peddle, who also tallied one goal and one assist, Nick Pino, who also registered one goal and two assists to lead the team in points, and Chris Babineau, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Others who scored for New Hampshire included Mike Heffernan and Andrew Gass, who scored one goal each. In addition, New Hampshire received assists from Frederic Pugin, who had one and Brett Bittner, who had two.

Maine got an offensive boost from its blueliners, who contributed two goals during the game. Maine struggled to stay out of the sin bin throughout the game as it finished the game with 18 penalty minutes for five opposing power plays.

Maine was led by Ben Henderson, who had two goals. Henderson scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 13:17 into the second period to make the score 3-1 New Hampshire. A cross checking penalty on Bartholomew had put Maine on the power play. Drew Sommerhof provided the assist. Henderson\’s next tally on the power play made the score 5-2 New Hampshire with 13:08 left in the third period. Ryder Parkhurst picked up the assist. Other players who recorded assists for Maine were Matt Henderson, who had one.

Claes Endre rejected 27 shots on goal for New Hampshire. New Hampshire incurred 16 minutes in penalty time with eight minors. Jon Fields made 38 saves for Maine on 45 shots. Maine registered one goal on four power play opportunities.