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Maine Hockey Needs Overtime, But Pick Up Win at Home 

The Maine hockey team is at a crossroads. The Black Bears have so far yet to live up to expectations, but with 15 games left in the regular season, there’s still time to turn things around. Tonight, the Black Bears with their first home game in over a month. Maine hosting Providence.Early on, Maine goes down a forward. Joey Diamond, lays the big hit. He got a five minute major and a game misconduct. He had to leave the game. Providence on a seven minute power play.But Maine hangs on. They don’t allow a goal and then John Swavely, puts home a shorthanded goal. His first career goal and point.2-1 Maine late in the second. Spencer Abbott, the sniper with a power play goal with just ten seconds left in the period.In the third, Providence tied late in the third. A two goal lead disappears. Black Bear fans having flashbacks to the game with UNH.First minute of the extra session, Brian Flynn, scores his second goal of the game. 48 seconds into overtime the Black Bears grab a 4-3 victory over Providence. Maine is now 10-6-4. Next up, on Sunday Maine plays defending national champions Boston College at the Alfond.