Greetings from downtown Mankato. We're 17 minutes away from the opening faceoff.
Looks like Huggins will go in goal again for the Mavericks.
Line charts are the same for both teams, although NMU had an extra skater out during warmups.
Margonari splits a pair of D and gets hauled down. No call.
Kinda quiet in here. Even the music's being played softly. Weird vibe.
Not much of a crowd though, and the student section isn't as full as last night.
No band either. Is the band at basketball?
Stepan crashes into the goalie going after a rebound on a McInnis shot.
Check from behind on Seckel. 2-minute variety
CLANK! Lehrke hits the left post with a rocket shot
MSU goal. Play started with McInnis stealing the puck away from a D, shooting a low shot. Scramble in front and Margonari fired in a rebound.
I thought the rule this year was that if the puck was going in regardless of the net coming off then it would be a good goal.
5:35 left in the period. Shots are 11-2 for MSU
Mavs 4th line hasn't scored this weekend (trio has 2 goals combined all year) but they play with a lot of energy. Doing their job out there.
Margoinari upended on a big hit. ... and again
Seckel was all by himself in front of Huggins. Shot it wide. MSU dodges a bullet there.
Final minute of the 1st period. It's scoreless
NMU penalty coming as Knoll gets tripped going after a rebound.
The call is goalie interference. OK t hen
Leitner skates through three D again but dishes it to LaFontaine this time. LaFontaine shoots wide. Not a great pass. But the skating drew lots of oohs and aahs
Don't like the no hand pass in the D zone rule.
Halfway through the 2nd period. Shots are 21-8 for MSU.
Best scoring chance for the Mvas. Gervais down the slot from Leitner. But he puts it right on the goalie's chest.
Media timeout. Shots listed as 24-7. Must have been corrected from the official scorers.
Under 2 minutes left in the 2nd period here. Still scoreless.
Great pass from Leitner to Gervais but 9 shoots it wide.