Another good shift by Stepan & Co.
Interference against Mavs' Jordan Nelson.
Offensive zone penalty after what had been a good shift by that line
NMU's power play has been good this season, but no C.J. Ludwig
But this will help ... Brett Stern goes to the box for a hit in the corner. Mavs bench sure doesn't like the call here
Are they discussing a 5 here? What?
Calling 2 for boarding, it appears
NMU gets 1:06 of 5x3 time
Puck trickles behind Huggins but sits at the pipe. Mavs do a good job of covering up the crease area and getting the puck to safety
Now we have something. Brad Shepherd talking to Hastings. Looks like too many men on Wildcats
4x4 for 35 seconds then an MSU power play. Huge, huge 5x3 kill for MSU
Mavs full strength. Should have a two-man PP now as refs missed an interference call
NHL would have let that go, but that was a point-of-emphasis interference there. Margo got rid of the puck and was held up after making a move. Supposed to be called
Great save on Gervais on the PP!
Shots are 26-10 with 5:36 left in the 2nd period
Power play hasn't converted yet. Hasn't loooked bad though
Blueger had Flanagan slipping down the weak side but just missed him for a sure goal. ... Penalty's over
Penalty coming on MSU. Margonari for holding. 1:07 left in the period
Period ends with Stern hobbling around after blocking a shot. He stayed after it though. Good for him. Ouch.
Third period is underway. Mavs have less than a minute of killing time.
And they can't kill. Northern ties the game. Shot from the slot goes bar down
Foguth going to the box on a hit after the whistle around Huggins. Mavs back on the kill.
NMU penalty coming as Stepan was hit from behind. Boarding or worse?
Foguth's going to the box, too. He came in late. No power play for MSU.
No, it's a major on NMU and Foguth's in the box for 2 of those minutes. 4x4 for 2 minutes then 3 minutes of major time for MSU, it appears
Mavs now on a major PP for 3 minutes. PP is 0 for 3 so far
Leitner skates over the blue line and past three D before going upstairs. Mavs lead 3-2 ... stil 1:53 of PP time
Lehrke gets the assist. His 7th point in 5 games
Gervais appears to score but it's being waved off immediately. Dahlstrom with one good save and Gervais jammed at it.
Goalie had the puck covered, announcer says ... Still 38 seconds on the major
4:14 to go. Last media timeout. NMU's going to push here. Mavs have a 38-15 SOG advantage this game.
Good chance for NMU. Yikes. Not sure if Huggins got a piece of a rebound shot.
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