Double-shifting Stepan, it appears. He was centering the 4th line at the end of the period.
Northern Michigan has a guy in the stands who carries and rings a great big bell.
Gervais had the puck 1 on 1 with the goalie right below the circle but didn't get off a good shot. Right on the pad.
Whistle blew and the referee (Friesma, I think) yelled, "Stoooooooopppp."
Blueger puts a nice tip of the pipe.
Fourth line on the ice now. Margonari in the middle this time.
Now Leitner is between McInnis and Grant. Interesting to see how Hastings rotates the three centers (four if you include Stepan)
Nice play by Epp to poke the puck away after Margonari squeezed between a pair of D. Almost a great play.
12:23 lef in the second period. Shots are 12-9 for NMU.
9:45 left. Shots still 12-9. Pace has picked up a bit but neither team giving up much in front. Every time MSU appears to have a strong rush, NMU gets back, gets a stick on a pass, blocks a shot. Same the other way.
MSU goes offsides. Really, really close there.
Now there's a Blueger-Stepan-Lehrke line. Mix and match
Foguth lays a big hit along the wall.
Too many on the ice penalty for Northern Michigan.
Four clears already for NMU. No PP shots for MSU
But another NMU penalty is coming
MSU will have a 47-second 5x3
MSU using its timeout before the 5x3. Interesting
Palmquist fans on a chance just before the two-man advantage ended. Down to a 5x4 again now.
Another NMU penalty coming. Margonari got a knee, I think. This might be a 5
Either way, MSU will have another 45-second 5x3
Margonari being helped of the rink by Foughth and Grant after the trainer came out. No pressure on his left leg.
Daugherty with the penalty. They're calling a 5
McInnis gets a 5x3 rebound goal at the left post. 1-0 Mavericks. 4:29 left on the major
Stepan and Leitner with assists. Leitner's initial shot was blocked and Stepan was in front for the first on net
1 minute left in the period. 2:50 on the major
MSU penalty coming now. Flanagan for high sticking.
That negates all but 39 seconds of the major.
Hold the phone. Another MSU penalty. Geravis for tripping.
So Northern now has a power play, 4x3
And NMU scores with 16. 7 seconds left in the period