UNH forward Morgan Winters, right, fist bumps with goalie Jakob Hellsten after scoring a second-period goal during Saturday night’s Hockey East game against Maine at the Whittemore Center in Durham. The Wildcats won, 5-2.

WHAT’S the biggest game? Coaches and players usually agree that it’s the next one, and that saying rings true for the UNH men’s hockey team.

The Wildcats can’t live in the past, and that could be difficult considering the most recent past was a wildly successful home weekend against rival Maine. A pair of sellout crowds — Saturday’s gathering included former UNH star James van Riemsdyk — were treated to two decisive victories that shocked more than a few folks in the college hockey world. In short, UNH showed what it can be when it (generally) stays out of the box, occasionally cashes in on a power play and gets solid goaltending (take a bow, Jakob Hellsten). In other words, when it plays smart, aggressive hockey.