A couple of lineup changes for MSU tonight. Jordan Nelson is out after getting hurt last night; Brett Knowles is in. Josh Nelson is out on D; Blake Thompson is in.
With Jordan Nelson out, Zach Stepan moves to the middle. He's on the third line. Huntebrinker is also in the middle tonight.
No changes to NMU's lineup.
MSU starters: Huggins, Foguth, Jutzi, Margonari, Grant, McInnis
NMU starters: Dahlstrom, Taurence, Baker, Sooth, Seckel, Shine
MSU takes the first penalty of the game after some NMU pressure.
LaFontaine to the box for holding
Good kill for the Mavericks.
First media timeout. 14:45 to of in the first period. No score. Shots on the board say 1-0 for NMU
NMU penalty coming as Grant gets held
MSU with some good movement early and a nice chance. Dahlstrom covers, though.
MSU continued great pressure on the power play, then a Teddy Blueger turnover starts a rush the other way.
Penalty over. 2 SOG for MSU but good puck movement. Momentum?
Nice save by Huggins after quick backhand shot appeared to surprise him.
Dahlstrom save on Knowles on a 2-on-1 with Huntebrinker. Nice play, better save, puck went just over the top of the net.
Weird ruling on the ice. Icing is called on NMU then overruled. Faceoff ends up in MSU end, not neutral. Very strange.
MSU absorbs some good pressure after LaFontaine got blown up on a hit by Higby.
6 minutes left in the period. Still 0-0. Shots are 6-5 for MSU.
MSU penalty coming. Hooking on Chase Grant during an NMU rush.
Gervais with a shot on goal during a short-handed rush with Jutzi. Tried to go 5 hole.
Gervais has been an animal on this kill. All over the place at both ends.
Blueger nearly had a shorthanded breakaway when a defender fell but the NMU player somehow got a piece of the puck.
NMU penalty coming as Siemer hits Huggins going to the net. They're calling charging which is dumb. Goalie interference maybe.
Mavericks score on the power play. Tipped in front after a shot by Lehrke. McInnis, I think.
Lehrke and Leitner with assists.
Couple of penalties now. Gaede to the box, along with NMU's Jones.
Big collision along the boards and we'll have some penalties.
NMU was getting a penalty, but Thompson added a hit, so they'll negate each other.
Oh, it's a 5-minute major to NMU and a 2-minute to Thompson.
Weird call, 5 minutes for boarding, no misconduct
Mavs will get 3-min of major PP after Thompson comes out
Much better effort by Leitner tonight, it seems
Great save by Dahlstrom on Blueger.
LaFontaine scores just after the major ends. No PP. MSU had some good pressure on the PP but also had some trouble keeping the puck in zone.