The Mavericks would certainly like to have the game's first 23 seconds back, but they did overcome a 2-0 deficit and tie Alaska-Anchorage 2-2 Friday night at Sullivan Arena.
Sophomore forward Kael Mouillierat and freshman defenseman Channing Boe scored MSU's goals. Boe's game-tying goal came with 7:46 remaining in the third period.
Listening to the radio call by Mike Sullivan, goalie Mike Zacharias made a couple of big stops en route to a 27-save performance. Certainly he'd like to have a redo on the first one as a dump-in from the blue line slipped past him just 23 seconds after the opening faceoff.
Notes: The Seawolves outshot the Mavericks 29-23, including an 11-4 advantage in the third period and overtime. ... Besides Boe, freshmen Andrew Sackrison, Kurt Davis and Rylan Galiardi got their first collegiate points. ... The Mavericks thought they were going on the power play in overtime when Joel Hanson was hooked, but Hanson also went to the box for unsportsmanlike conduct. Diving perhaps? ... MSU was 0 for 6 on the power play and 4 for 4 on the penalty kill.
The Mavericks will try for a three-point weekend at 10:07 p.m. Saturday night. PucKato will once again attempt to bring you some virtual coverage.