The Vermont Catamounts scored twice in the first 10 minutes and then cruised to a 5-0 win over the UMaine Black Bears in game one of the Hockey East Playoffs.

A loss tonight and the Black Bears (11-20-4) are eliminated from the playoffs.

Freshman goalie Stefanos Lekkas stopped all 31 shots Maine fired at him.

Game two of the best-of-three series is tonight in Burlington, Vermont.