Greetings from downtown Mankato. Minnesota State will go for the sweep against Anchorage. No easy task. Last night was a grinder.
UAA starters: Gunderson, Coldwell, Van Allen, Tatchell, Friesen, Kwas
MSU starters: Williams, Stern, Palmquist, Grant, Leitner, Gervais
First penalty comes against Lehrke for a cross-check
Anchorage goes to the box a minute into the power play. Teams will skate 4x4
Great move in front of the goal by LaFontaine. He's on fire.
Blueger and Casey Nelson with assists
Anchorage ties it up. Low-angle shot beats Williams as he slides across his crease.
Blake Tatchell with his second goal of the weekend. He's a nice player.
Stepan called for a penalty after an MSU rush.
Goaltender interference is the call. Interesting
About the same as last night. The band's here tonight, though.
Not sure about that. I'll ask after the game.
Woah. Gervais scores off a bad Anchorage turnover. Heckuva shot. Post and in from the slot.
Unassisted. Although the puck was served to him like a pizza
Anchorage changes goalies. Kamal is in net. Senior hasn't played yet this year.
MSU penalty. Bad time for that. 3:09 left.
Anchorage is trying to get momentum here with the goalie change. MSU needs to kill this and get another goal to bury this team.
Williams goes to the box for UAA. Hit Stern after the whistle.
4.3 seconds left and McInnis scores on the power play. Rips a low shot from the high slot. Kamal can't let that one in. Mavs lead 4-1
Anchorage scores. Bad rebound by Williams who was also down on the ice.
Mavs get a power play and capitalize. Stepan makes it 5-2 with a wrap-around goal at 3:23
That was a huge goal by the Mavs. Stopped some potential bleeding.
Mavs going back to the box as Foguth gets called for a hit after the whistle
Couple of penalties after a scrum. Palmquist for MSU, Hubbs for UAA. Roughings
UAA's power play is over.
Mavs have one shot on goal this period and it went in.
8:09 left in the period. Mavs getting outshot 7-2 this period.