PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown men's hockey team will kick off a five-game homestand on Monday night when the Bears play host to Maine at 7 PM. Links to live video and live stats will be available at www.brownbears.com.
Matchup: Maine (11-7-1, 5-4-1 HEA) at Brown (5-8-2, 4-6-0 ECAC)
Date: Monday, January 8, 2018
Time: 7 PM
Venue: Meehan Auditorium (Providence, R.I.)
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Last Time Out
Brown rallied for four unanswered third-period goals to earn a 4-4 tie at No. 20 New Hampshire on Saturday. Brent Beaudoin and Tyler Bird had two points apiece, while Tommy Marchin and Tim Lappin also added goals, helping the Bears erase a four-point deficit. Beaudoin's goal with 1:32 remaining completed the comeback and sent the game into overtime, where the Bears outshot the Wildcats, 3-1. Gavin Nieto started in net and made 13 saves with four goals allowed, before giving way to rookie Luke Kania, who recorded 14 stops. Danny Tirone had 35 saves for the Wildcats. Brown outshot UNH, 39-31.
Maine (11-7-1) has won six straight games and is unbeaten over its last eight games. Maine most recently beat Boston University on Saturday, 3-0, as Jeremy Swayman stopped all 31 shots to earn the shutout. Tim Doherty and Eduards Tralmaks are tied for the team lead with seven goals apiece, while Doherty leads the way with 16 points. Chase Pearson paces the Black Bears with 12 assists. Swayman has played a majority of the time in net and enters Monday at 8-3-1 with a 2.37 goals-against average and a .932 save percentage. Maine ranks second in Hockey East in scoring at 3.42 goals per game and checks in at 19.4 percent on the power play.
Brown vs. Maine All-Time
Brown and Maine have met 13 times, with the Black Bears leading the all-time series, 11-2-0. The two teams faced off in Portland last season as Maine topped Brown, 5-1, while Sam Lafferty scored the lone goal for the Bears.
Third Period Comebacks
Brown scored four unanswered third-period goals to tie New Hampshire on Saturday, the team's second big third period comeback of the season. Brown previously scored four unanswered goals at RPI (12/2) when Tim Lappin capped the comeback with the game winner in overtime.
Speaking of Third Periods…
Brown has increased its scoring in later periods this season. The Bears have seven total goals in the first period of games, but 16 goals during the third periods.
The Bears will kick off a five-game homestand against Maine on Monday. In addition, Brown will play ten of its final 14 games of the regular season at home.
Brown's senior class has provided 46 percent of the team's goal scoring this season, notching 16 of 35 goals. Sam Lafferty and Tim Lappin lead the senior class with four goals, while four members of the class have multiple goals.
After Maine, Brown will return to ECAC play with a pair of home games against Colgate (1/12) and Cornell (1/13). The game against Cornell will be broadcast on ESPN3.
Tickets for all Brown men's hockey games can be purchased online, calling the Brown Athletics Ticket Office at (401) 863-2773, or walking up to the Box Office located in the Pizzitola Sports Center, open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.