Just a quick recap on MSU's lineup: Blueger and Stepan are out due to their fighting DQs from last week. Michael Huntebrinker and Blake Thompson are in the lineup at forward in their place. On defense, Casey Nelson is back after being a scratch the last few games. Flanagan is out.
Uh oh, the rink announcer just called them the Mankato Mavericks. Time for a strongly worded memo.
Plenty of good seats available. ... We were told there were about 13,000 advance tickets sold.
Miracle on Icers John Harrington, Buzz Schneider and Dave Christian did the ceremonial puck drop.
Duluth puts one off the post
Neither of these teams are giving up much. The board says shots are 3-0 for UMD. 6 1/2 minutes in.
Gervais puts first shot on goal for MSU. Good chance in slot.
And now Duluth scores. Shot from the blue line gets past Huggins. Not sure if he was screened or if it was tipped.
Goal was unassisted. Gervais tried to clear the zone and Welinski intercepted the puck at the wall. Fired a shot and scored. Huggins has to stop that, and MSU needs to do a better job clearing the zone there.
Shots are 6-1 for Duluth right now.
And now Crandall gives up a softie
McInnis throws it at the net from the corner and it sneaked in at the right post.
Thanks Dan. Good to know. I didn't get a good look at the replay.
MSU penalty coming on Josh Nelson for interference.
Penalty over. Good save by Huggins at the end of the PP.
Now Duluth will go to the box.
MSU scores on then power play. Leitner shot. Possible tip by McInnis.
MSU penalty coming on Chase Grant. Probably prevented a goal though
They're up there. Not sure exact ranking off the top of my head.
He is still up. Played last night, just 3 minutes though. Still hasn't scored.
Add an assist to Margonari on McInnis' goal