Four games to point out of the playoffs. That's the storyline for the Maine Black Bears as they play Northeastern at Alfond Arena this weekend.

Here is the official Hockey East Conference playoff breakdown...

BC, UMass-Lowell, UNH, Providence, BU and Merrimack are already in the HE playoff field. That's 6 out of the 8 spots available.

Vermont is next best with 19 points in the standings.UMass has 17 points. UMaine has 16 points. Northeastern has 13 points.

Four teams...two playoff spots.

The Black Bears play Northeastern twice this weekend and then plays at UNH next weekend.