Greetings again from downtown Mankato. Big game tonight as MSU has a chance to win the WCHA championship.
Ferris State is winning 2-1 right now.
No lineup changes for MSU. One tweak for Tech.
Tech starters: Copley, Watson, Sweeney, Pietila, Johnstone, Sturos
MSU starters: Williams, Jutzi, Foguth, Leitner, LaFontaine, Gervais
First shot on goal by Zach Lehrke, a one-timer right on.
I continue to like the energy the 4th line brings for MSU.
Gervais with a steal and a shot on goal, gets own rebound and tries a wraparound. Wow.
Blueger zips one wide on a nice shift with Grant and McInnis
And Tech scores off a rush. Good play at 5:55.
MSU nearly scores. LaFontaine with a shot, rebound gets cleared
Good shift by Tech, throwing the kitchen sink at Huggins. About three saves there, I'd guess.
Like last night, Tech is doing a good job blocking shots, getting sticks in the way, mucking things up. Only tonight they have a lead.
Another chance for the Mavs and a quick whistle. Looked like the puck was loose with Blueger getting in there.
It's obvious that the one-on-one interference call, in which the offensive player is held up seconds after getting rid of it, is no more. October-December call only.
Nice save by Copley on LaFontaine.
Penalty coming for Margonari.
Huge loss for MSU losing him and now killing for 5 minutes.
2 minutes gone in the kill and 2 minutes left in the period. 3 SOG for Tech so far by my count
Leitner tips a shot just wide short-handed from Gervais. Wow.
30 seconds left in the period. 1:35 on the major
Huskies will have 1:05 on the major to start the 2nd period
Ferris still leads Lake Superior 2-1 early in the 3rd
It will be interesting to see how Hastings juggles the lines with Margonari out.
First, MSU has to kill off the penalty
Here we go in the 2nd period
Major is killed. That's big for MSU
Here comes a Tech penalty as Grant gets interfered with