Hello again from downtown Mankato. We're 20 minutes away from Game 2
Pregame crowd is thin again but there are more here than last night at this time.
Bowling Green starters: Sholl, Perrier, Walker, Berkle, Wojtala, Pohlkamp
MSU starters: Huggins, Stern, Palmquist, Margonari, LaFontaine, McInnis
It will be interesting to see what happens if Huggins plays well tonight.
It's colder in here than last night. Perhaps that will improve the ice. Lots of guys falling down last night.
Little buzz from Bowling Green to start. Puck bounced off the cross bar.
Nice check and pass by Gervais but the puck bounced over Leitner's stick
Would have been a good scoring chance
Nice shift by Knowles. Two hits then draws a penalty. MSU on the power play.
Penalty over. Decent looking power play. Not a lot on net
And they didn't allow a short-handed goal or chance.
Stern goes to the box and the refs are discussing
After much discussing, they're giving him a 5 and a game
Margonari will serve the penalty.
Checking from behind is the call.
Mavs D down to Palmquist, Jutzi, Flanagan, Buchanan, Nelson. ... very young.
Knoll dressed as a forward. I suppose he could play some D tonight now, too.
Huggins makes a nice save on Berkle right in front.
Knowles took a hit on the kill and Hastings and MSU bench wanted a penalty there. No dice.
Penalty killed. Nice job by the Mavs. Ends with a blocked shot by Casey Nelson. Only two shots on goal during the major, I believe.
Margonari ran into the BG goalie behind the net and now there's some pushing and shoving. McInnis in the mix, too.
McInnis and Margonari to the box, two players for the Falcons, too.
Let's see how long this one takes to sort out.
Looks like it will be 5x5 hockey.
All roughing, nothing for Margonari running into the goalie.
It did look inadvertent but surprised there wasn't a penalty, being the goalie and all.
Yeah, he kind of backed up there, it appeared.
But so often you know who gets the benefit of the doubt
5:39 to play. Shots are 10-3 in favor of Bowling Green
Best scoring chance in awhile for MSU. Margonari with a shot in the slot but puts it right on the goalie.
Some of those fourth-liners kill penalties. Jordan Nelson, for example.
MSU penalty coming. Interfernece on Palmquist