Just trying to find some chemistry, I think. Not a lot they can do personnel-wise, with all the injuries. But some mixing and matching. 18-26-9 has looked pretty good in practice this week, in my opinion.
Some season parallels there so far, right?
Big screen showing the scene from "Twister" with cows flying around in the tornado. Nice touch.
Believe it or not, this is the Mavericks' first game on the big ice sheet this year, thanks to the changes down at the VWC
Couple of chances by the Mavs right on, but they can't push it in
Couple of big hits by the Gophers against MSU's top line
Now a chance for Minnesota at the other end and a tripping call against Casey Nelson.
Shots are 7-4 for Minnesota. It was 4-2 for MSU before the Minn. power play.
Palmquist fans on a shot. Doug Woog, a fellow South St. Paul native, sitting in the press box says, "Don't tell them where you're from!"
5:40 left in the first period. Shots are now 9-6. Mavs had a couple decent looks with Blueger's line.
Chase Grant went down to the ice and was slow to get up. Not sure what happened. Looks OK on the bench.
Margonari fires wide on a potential 2 on 1
Another Minnesota goal with 1:27 to play in the period. MSU looked like they might be able to get out of this down 1-0. Puck bouncing around, and Reilly fires it from the high slot.
Huggins appeared to protest a bit after the goal. Any interference there?
Refs quickly say no. It is a goal.
MSU penalty coming. Tripping against Blueger
Gophers score on the power play. Connor Reilly one-timer on the right side. Nice pass from Warning as he skated in.
Mavs not doing themselves any favors missing the net. Gaede just chipped one wide that started a Gophers rush the other way
Jordan Nelson with a nice move around a D for a shot on goal. Fairly harmless though.
Nelson with another chance. That one was a tough save for Wilcox
3-0 lead. This is where the Gophers really slammed the door defensively on teams last year.
4:31 left in the 2nd period. Shots are 22-18 for Minnesota.
MSU penalty coming. Interference against Gervais
Blueger got hit and is slow to get up. Not sure what happened. Coming off the ice doubled over and with help
Refs are having a discussion. I don't believe a penalty was called on the ice.
No penalty. Not sure what they said to McInnis, who's reporting back to Hastings.