Photo Gallery: Maine at UMass Lowell (3/14/13)

For the second year in a row, the UMass Lowell River Hawks open the Hockey East quarterfinals at home, on a Thursday night. Last year, the River Hawks fell to the Providence Friars in the series opener. Things were different this year, as UMass Lowell beat Maine, 4-2, taking game one of the series.

Photos by Justin Soderberg.

Justin Soderberg covers Hockey East for Inside Hockey, as well as the UMass-Lowell River Hawks for View from 123. In addition he covers the Boston Red Sox, MLB, NHL and MMA for Follow him Twitter: @thegreatjustin

Justin Soderberg has covered the UMass Lowell River Hawks and Hockey East for over two years. Soderberg also contributes to Boston Bruins coverage for Inside Hockey. Follow him on twitter: @JMSoderberg