The University of Maine women’s hockey team is facing a monumental task this weekend.

The eighth-seeded Black Bears (6-17-1) drew the nation’s No. 1 team for their Hockey East quarterfinal series — 34-0 Boston College.

The best-of-three series begins at 2 p.m. Friday at Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. The second game is at 7 p.m. Saturday, with an if necessary game set for 2 p.m. Sunday.

Boston College won the regular-season games 4-0, 5-0 and 7-2.

“They have nothing to gain and everything to lose and we have everything to gain and nothing to lose,” said Maine coach Richard Reichenbach.

The Eagles have three Patty Kazmaier Award finalists in senior linemates Alex Carpenter and Haley Skarupa along with sophomore defenseman Megan Keller.

U.S. Olympian Carpenter won the Kazmaier Award given to the nation’s top collegiate player last year and is bidding to become the first back-to-back winner.

Carpenter and Skarupa have combined for more points (142) than the entire UMaine team (140).

Center Carpenter, daughter of longtime NHLer Bobby Carpenter leads the nation in points (76), assists (38), power-play points (23), power-play assists (15), hat tricks (4), faceoff wins (507) and faceoff percentage (.706).

Right wing Skarupa is third in the nation with 66 points.

Keller leads the nation’s defensemen in points (44), assists (32) and points per game (1.29).

Boston College is the highest-scoring team in college hockey (5.44 gpg) and also has the nation’s No. 2 power-play percentage (31.7 percent).

Sophomore goalie Katie Burt has 12 shutouts, third most in the country.

“We’re going to have to play good defensive hockey and take away their time and space but we’re also going to have an attack mentality,” Reichenbach said.

The Black Bears have had an injury-marred season but are 3-3 in their last six games after suffering through a 1-12-2 stretch.

Senior right wing Audra Richards has paced Maine with 14 goals and eight assists in 33 games. Her impressive career includes 70 points (45 goals, 25 assists) in 130 games.

Sophomore center Brooke Stacey (9 goals, 9 assists) and freshman defenseman Allyson Matteau (6 & 6) are the Nos. 2-3 scorers.

Maine is backstopped by senior goalie Meghann Treacy (9-18-2, 2.50 goals-against average, .921 save percentage).