John Krapian netted a hat trick to lead New England over Maine, 4-2.
Krapian\’s first goal came 19:45 into the second period. He then added goals at 3:59 into the third and at 4:12 into the third.
Maine excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in four chances.
Maine was helped by Matt Jerome, who finished with one goal and one assist. Jerome scored on the power play 18:55 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Maine. Maine had gotten the advantage when New England\’s Derek Lovejoy was sent off for boarding. Jordy Knoren picked up the assist. Maine additionally got points from Greg Terlov, who also racked up one goal and one assist.
Robbie Campbell rejected 21 shots on goal for New England. New England incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors. Maine\’s William Dunham stopped 25 shots out of the 29 that he faced. Maine incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors.