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Published October 22, 2010, 09:44 PM

Black Bears belt Sioux 7-3

Maine scores three power-play goals in first period, hands Sioux their first loss

ORONO, Maine (AP) - Brian Flynn had two of Maine's five first-period goals as the Black Bears cruised to a 7-3 win over second-ranked North Dakota on Friday in men's college hockey.

Gustav Nyquist had a goal and two assists and Robby Dee and Tanner House added a goal and an assist each as Maine (2-1-2) handed North Dakota (3-1-1) its first loss of the season in convincing fashion.

Maine scored all three of its power-play goals in the first period. The Black Bears outshot North Dakota just 10-9, but they were 3-for-9 with a man advantage.

Dee and Flynn made it 3-0 before the Fighting Sioux got on the board. Aaron Dell replaced Brad Eidsness in goal in the firstperiod and made 18 saves. Eidsness had just two saves.

It was 7-1 before North Dakota scored two late goals on Shawn Sirman, who had 19 saves.

Brad Malone had a goal and assist for the Fighting Sioux.

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