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February 25, 2011
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WEEKEND PREVIEW: WHEA QUARTERFINAL PLAYOFF ROUND GETS UNDERWAY THIS SATURDAY
~ No. 3 seed PC hosts No. 6 Maine; No. 4 UConn entertains No. 5 Northeastern ~
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Third-seeded Providence College will host #6 Maine on Saturday afternoon at Schneider Arena

No. 5 seed Northeastern at No. 4 seed Connecticut (Sat. at Freitas Ice Forum, 1pm)

- This is the second straight season that Northeastern finished the regular season with a home-and-home series against Connecticut before facing UConn the next weekend in the Hockey East quarterfinals.

- Connecticut goaltender Alexandra Garcia recorded a career-high 43 saves against Northeastern Sunday, and she has now posted 40 or more saves in three contests this season.

- After playing only one overtime game through the first 28 contests, UConn has gone to overtime during four out of their last six contests. This season they are 0-2-3 in overtime games.

- Connecticut won the season series vs. NU, 1-0-2.

Northeastern sophomore forward Rachel Llanes has points in six of her last nine games (2-6-8).

- The teams have met once in the WHEA playoffs, most recently in a 2010 quarterfinal matchup, a 4-1 UConn win at Matthews Arena.

- UConn owns a 3-6 all-time record in the WHEA Tournament, while NU is 0-3 all-time in tournament play.


No. 6 seed Maine at No. 3 seed Providence College (Sat. at Schneider Arena, 2pm)

- Providence is now the only program to advance to the Hockey East playoffs every year since the women's conference was established in 2002.

- PC owns a 9-5 all-time record in the WHEA tournament, while Maine comes in with an 0-3 record.

- PC's Genevieve Lacasse has posted 103 saves in her WHEA playoff career, which third all-time among WHEA Tournament netminders. She needs 62 saves to break Jana Bugden's record of 164.

- Maine's only trip to Providence this season ended in a 3-1 loss for the Black Bears on November 7.

- Providence won the season series vs. Maine, 2-1-0

- It marks the Black Bears first appearance in the WHEA playoffs since 2006.

- Maine and PC have met once in the WHEA playoffs, a 4-2 PC win in the '04 semifinals at Matthews Arena.

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