Greetings from downtown Mankato. Happy Leftover Day!
Keys to the game? Mavs have to get their offense going consistently, especially their power play. Lehkre seemed to help that last week at Bowling Green.
Yep. I was going to mention that next ... especially those momentum-killers. Last week at Bowling Green, MSU was up 2-0 with 90 seconds left in the first period, feeling good. Then a 5-min. major/game misconduct. Not only did BG score on the penalty early in the second but MSU lost Chase Grant for the game.
Also, believe it or not, Anchorage has the best power play in the league right now.
Agreed. These holiday weekends can be tough. But the truth is there are many weekends like this. Thanksgiving. Christmas break (before and after the holidays). Spring break during the playoffs. School has to do a better job of filling seats. Not sure what the answer is.
UAA starters: Gunderson, Docken, Williams, Trupp, Cameron, Hubbs
MSU starters: Huggins, Stern, Palmquist, Grant, Leitner, Gervais
Grant fires wide after a smart play by Leitner in neutral to keep onside.
Lehrke makes the PP go, that's for sure. Couple of nice breakups by Anchorage on the kill or this would be a 1-0 game.
Penalty over. MSU with two shots officially, but there were plays to be made. That's a good thing for this team.
Fourth line is an interesting group. Jordan Nelson, Brett Knowles, Max Gaede. Lots of potential talent there. Knowles has 1 assist. Gaede has 3 assists.
First media timeout. Shots 4-2 for MSU.
Nice, nice goal for the Mavericks. Lehrke scores it. LaFontaine with one assist. ...
That play started in the Mavs' D zone. Anchorage had a shot and Huggins left a big rebound. But a good defensive play by Lafontaine prevented a goal and the rush started the other way.
LaFontaine (?) hits the crossbar on a pretty play with Leitner and Lehrke
Some pretty passing there.
Ferris State leads Northern Michigan 3-0 early in the third period, Huntsville trails Notre Dame 4-2 in the 2nd
Bemidji State trails Miami 1-0 in the first
McInnis with a nice chance outside a scramble in front but Gunderson gloves it. Needed a little more air under that puck.
Another Anchorage penalty coming as Stepan gets hooked in front. Lots of good pressure by his line there.
MSU goal. LaFontaine from the slot on a nice pass from Blueger. One-timer. Wow.
MSU is really coming back hard on defense. Impressive. But you have to play that way.
Refs missed an interference call
1:09 to play and Anchorage scores. Rebound, second shot off Huggins' back, it appeared.
Some not-so-good play all around there.
Looks like Ferris is about to win again. 10-game unbeaten streak now, doing what a lot of folks thought MSU was going to do this year.