The Mavericks lost their sixth consecutive game Tuesday, falling 3-2 to Yale. The loss dropped Minnesota State below .500 for the first time this season and, worse, out of the Pairwise rankings. The last time MSU lost six consecutive games was 2005-06 when they opened the season with an 0-6 record.
Jason Wiley and Jerad Stewart scored the Mavericks' goals, and goalie Dan Tormey made 28 saves, allowing Sean Backman's game-winning goal midway through the third period. It was the sixth game in a row in which MSU failed to score three goals. Freshman Mike Louwerse was tossed from the game early after getting a five-minute major penalty for checking from behind. Yale's Broc Little scored one goal on Louwerse's penalty and added a short-handed goal in the final minute of the second period after the Mavericks had taken a 2-1 lead.