The University of Maine’s men’s hockey team had its five-game unbeaten streak (4-0-1) come to a screeching halt on Saturday night.

Newly crowned Hockey East regular-season champion the University of Massachusetts scored four second-period goals and cruised to a 6-0 victory over the Black Bears at the Mullins Center on Seniors Night in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Sophomore left wing Oliver Chau scored two goals and also picked up an assist and freshman goalie Filip Lindberg made 16 saves to pick up his second win in as many starts against the Black Bears this season.

He had 25 stops in a 4-2 victory in Orono on Jan. 25.

UMass outshot UMaine 45-16.

It was the most goals allowed by UMaine since a 7-3 loss at Princeton on Dec. 29. It was the Black Bears’ most lopsided loss since the 8-2 setback at Minnesota-Duluth on Oct. 19.

UMaine had allowed only nine goals over its previous six games.

“We got outworked and outplayed,” said UMaine coach Red Gendron, who admitted that he was surprised by his team’s sub-par performance.

“They have a good team and when you don’t play to your identity, they can do that to you,” said Gendron. “We will talk about it on Monday and then move forward.”

UMass, the nation’s No. 2-ranked team, improved to 26-7 overall, 18-5 in Hockey East. The Minutemen had clinched their first Hockey East title with a 4-2 win at Merrimack on Thursday night.

UMaine fell to 14-15-4 overall, 10-9-4 in Hockey East and will likely finish as the sixth or seventh seed for the Hockey East quarterfinals.

The Black Bears are in sixth place, one point ahead of Boston College and two ahead of New Hampshire with one game remaining.

UMaine hosts fifth-place Boston University (14-15-4, 12-8-3 HE) on Saturday night while Boston College visits Providence on Thursday and New Hampshire travels to Northeastern on Saturday.

UMaine would win the tiebreakers with both Boston College and New Hampshire. They are 3-0 vs. Boston College this season and will finish with more league wins than New Hampshire. UMaine and UNH went 1-1-1 against each other so the second tiebreaker is league wins.

On Saturday night, Chau opened the scoring with his seventh goal of the season at the 7:55 mark and sophomore defenseman Mario Ferraro extended the lead 9:58 later with his second.

Anthony Del Gaizo made it 3-0 at the 5:12 mark of the second period and Ty Farmer’s power-play tally made it 4-0 seven minutes later. It was the fifth goal of the season for both.

Chau picked up his second of the night with 2:16 left in the period and Jake Gaudet collected his sixth of the season just 43 seconds later.

Ferraro picked up an assist to go with his goal and Mitchell Chaffee and Niko Hildenbrand each had two assists.

UMaine sophomore Jeremy Swayman, the Hockey East Goalie of the Month for February, made 27 saves and gave up all six goals through two periods before being replaced by senior Rob McGovern at the outset of the third period. McGovern stopped all 12 shots he faced.