Greetings again from downtown Mankato. Good game last night. Hoping to see another entertaining one tonight.
Mavericks' lines are are the same as last night. Ferris mixed things up a bit. I'm sure they're looking for some scoring.
Somebody asked last night about the TV announcers. I didn't realize there was a fill-in. Former Maverick Ryan Rintoul was doing the color commentary. Sounded like he did a good job.
Ferris starters: Motte, Czarnowczan, Binkley, Schlueter, Huff, Mayhew
MSU starters: Huggins, Jutzi, Nelson, Margonari, Grant, McInnis
Good chance by Gervais goes over the net.
Nice hit by Gaede. 4th line wasn't great last night for MSU.
They were minus and took some penalties.
Not sure. There's a lot of season left. Might have to win the league tournament. They need to keep improving. Winning cures everything.
Penalty coming. High stick on Ferris.
MSU penalty now. Interference on Blueger. Really unnecessary push on a Bulldogs player coming through the neutral zone. Pretty innocent-looking, too.
Teams skating 4x4 , then Ferris will get a 1:20 or so of PP time
No, they won't get a PP. Interference call on Ferris behind their own net. Good call.
MSU about to go on the power play after some more 4x4 time
Leitner inches wide on a shot.
And Ferris strikes first. Tap in right at the right post.
Seth Adams, freshman 4th liner with the goal
Huggins skated waaaaaaaaaaay out of his net to get to the puck and prevent a breakaway.
Jutzi going to the box for holding. MSU on the PK
Cross-checking is the call. Sorry.
Couple of good saves by Huggins on the PK. They have some big dudes hanging in front of the net on the power play.
Wide-open net for Ferris and they can't score. Not sure if Huggins got a piece.
Mavs still have to ice the puck. Some tired bodies out there with 5:30 left. Hastings uses his timeout.
Mavs were dominating shots on goal through half the period, now trail 11-9 in that category.
Another MSU penalty coming. McInnis with a high stick.
Too many penalties for MSU this period, whether it's putting Ferris on the PP or negating their own.
Good job by Jordan Nelson on the second kill unit
3 seconds left on the kill and Ferris ices the puck. ... Good kill for MSU. Much better than their last one, which got a little harried.
And MSU scores off a draw. Margonari fires a low shot through traffic that Motte couldn't see. Went through his legs. 2:16 to play in the period.
End of the period. Off to do some TV.