Maine Nordiques goaltender Carter Richardson makes a glove save on Rochester Jr. American forward Keanan Dewberry during second-period action at The Colisee in Lewiston on Friday. Ron Morin photo

LEWISTON — Two goals in less than a minute with just over two minutes to go were the key for the Rochester Jr. Americans to deal the Maine Nordiques a 3-2 loss at The Colisee on Friday night.

Landon Brownlee broke a 1-1 tie with 2:43 left in the third period, and Adam Gionta made it 3-1 just 35 seconds later.

Nils Forselius scored a power-play goal from Charles Tardif and Ryan Panico with 32 seconds left to draw the Nordiques (30-11-1-4, 65 points) within one, but they couldn’t add the equalizer.

Shane Kozlina gave Maine a 1-0 lead with the only goal of the first period, which was assisted by Jake Bernadet and Nicholas Bernardo.

Massimo Gentile tied it up for Rochester (27-14-0-5, 59 points) on the power play midway through the second period. The Jr. Americans were 1 for 6 on the mad advantage and Maine went 1 for 7.

Carter Richardson stopped 26 of 29 shots for the Nordiques and Danick Leroux made 17 saves for Rochester.

The two teams will meet again Saturday night at The Colisee at 7 p.m. Rochester has won nine of its last 10 games and is right behind Maine for second place in the NAHL’s East Division.

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