Providence Game Notes
FOLLOW THE FRIARS (14-8-4, 6-6-2 HEA)
Matchup: No. 15 Providence College vs. Maine (10-13-3, 4-9-1 HEA)
Faceoff: 6:05 PM (Friday) | 7:05 PM (Saturday) Schneider Arena – Providence, R.I.
TV (Friday): American Sports Network (Listings), NESN, TSN2, TSNGo
Stream (Saturday): Friars All-Access ($) Play-by-play: Mike Logan
Radio (Friday): Friars All-Access ($) Play-by-play: Mike Logan
Live Stats: GameTracker (Friday) | GameTracker (Saturday)
- The Friars currently ride a season-high five-game win streak and are 9-2-2 in their last 13 games after a 3-2 win at New Hampshire on Saturday night. The Friars also claimed their first-ever two-game sweep at the Whittemore Center.
- The team has out-scored opponents by a 39-23 margin over that 13 game stretch, averaging 3.00 goals per game and surrendering just 1.77 goals per game.
- Providence moved up to 7th in the Hockey East standings with the weekend sweep and slid up to 11th in the most recent Pairwise rankings.
- Senior captain Josh Monk capped a three-point weekend with two assists on Saturday night.
- Providence has out-scored opponents 10-2 in the third period during their five-game winning streak.
- Through 26 games this season, Providence has either held a lead or have been tied with opponents for 1240:45 (78.5%).
- Bryan Lemos notched his second multi-point outing of the season on Saturday, notching the game-winning goal and an assist against the Wildcats.
- Freshman Brandon Duhaime tallied his third goal of the season and his first since Nov. 19 to put Providence up 2-1 in the third period.
- Hayden Hawkey’s scoreless streak ended at 113:53 at 18:16 of the second period on Saturday.
- The Friars registered a season-high 48 shots on goal in Saturday’s win.
- Providence is 14-2-1 when scoring at least three goals and is 12-4-3 when out-shooting its opponents this season.
SERIES HISTORY VS. MAINE (48-64-7, .433)
- Providence and Maine will meet for the 120th time on Friday.
- The Friars are unbeaten in their last 12 meetings with the Black Bears (11-0-1) and have won eight consecutive games against Maine.
- Overall, Providence has won seven straight in this series at Schneider Arena. The last loss came on Dec. 4, 2010.
- The Friars have out-scored the Black Bears, 41-20, during their 12-game unbeaten streak.
SCOUTING THE BLACK BEARS
- The Wildcats enter this weekend’s series after a sweep over UMass last weekend in Orono.
- Seniors Cam Brown (4-25-29) and Blaine Byron (12-15-27) lead the way for Maine in scoring. The Black Bears boast five NHL draft picks on their roster: Byron (PIT), Nolan Vesey (TOR), Chase Pearson (DET), Patrick Shea (FLA), and Patrick Holway (DET).
- In goal, Rob McGovern has started in 22 of 26 games this season, posting a 2.70 GAA and .920 save percentage. Backup netminder Matt Morris stopped 84-of-89 shots against the Friars last season, including 50 saves in a 1-0 overtime loss to Providence last February.
- In his 5th season at the helm, Black Bears Head Coach Red Gendron has posted a 48-74-16 career record.
Providence will take on UConn next Wednesday night at the XL Center in Hartford for the first of a home-and-home series with the Huskies.
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