UMaine hockey finished the regular season with a Saturday night thud - losing at Northeastern 7-1. Now the Black have to play the red hot Huskies next weekend in the Hockey East playoffs.

14 Maine penalties and 50 penalty minutes led to four Northeastern powerplay goals. The Huskies got seven goals from seven different players.

Maine finishes regular season play at 5-15-2 (11th in HE) and 8-22-6 overall.

Northeastern finishes 10-8-4 and 16-13-5.

The best-of-three playoff series starts Friday night in Boston.