Ouellette's career game leads Maine to upset road win at No. 3 Boston College
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- Martin Ouellette made a career-high 34 saves as Maine recorded its biggest victory of the season with a 4-1 win against third-ranked Boston College on Friday night.
Maine took a 1-0 lead just 3:11 into the first period. Joey Diamond gained control of a BC turnover in the offensive zone. He skated around the net and beat goalie Parker Milner for his sixth goal of the season. The goal tied him with Connor Leen for the team lead. It was the 90th point of Diamond's career and 51st goal.
Maine extended its lead to 2-0 at 19:40 of the first period. Devin Shore gained control of the puck behind the net and fired it to Bill Norman just inside the blueline. Norman's shot was saved by Milner, but the rebound went right to Ryan Lomberg, who was just outside the crease. For Lomberg, it was his fourth goal of the season.
Will Merchant extended the Maine lead to 3-0 at 8:05 of the second period. Jon Swavely battled with the BC defense behind the net and was able to put a shot on goal. Merchant collected the rebound and fired it past Milner for his second goal of the season. Both of his career goals have come against Boston College.
BC got on the board with a power-play goal at 13:06 of the third period when Steven Whitney scored from the right faceoff circle that went just below the crossbar. Kevin Hayes and Pat Mullane each assisted on the goal.
Maine iced the game with an empty-net goal by Kyle Beattie at 19:11.
BC outshot Maine 35-31 in the game. Maine was 0-for-3 on the power play, while Boston College finished 1-for-5.
Ouellette improved to 4-7-4 on the season. Milner made 27 save for Boston College and fell to 14-6-2.
Maine improved to 6-14-4 on the season and 2-9-4 in Hockey East play. Boston College dropped to 14-6-2 and 11-5-1.
Maine and Boston College complete their Hockey East weekend series on Saturday.