Merrimack blanked, bounced by Maine

Martin Ouellette had 29 saves as Maine shut out Merrimack, 2-0, to advance to the Hockey East quarterfinals.

Rasmus Tirronen made 33 saves for Merrimack, but the Black Bears got the only goal they needed 2:01 into the game when Mark Anthoine beat Tirronen.

Neither team found the back of the net again until Maine (15-13-4, 9-8-3 HE) scored an empty-net goal at 19:41 of the third.

Merrimack closes its season at 8-21-3, 3-15-2; Maine goes on to play at Providence in the quarterfinals.