Saturday, January 31, 2009

Mavericks 3, Gophers 1 - final

The Mavericks score their first-ever weekend sweep of the Gophers and win in Mariucci Arena for the first time since 1999-2000. Zach Harrison sealed the win with an empty-net goal with 12.7 seconds remaining, and goalie Mike Zacharias finished with 29 saves.
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A scoreless second period. The Mavericks failed to score during nearly three minutes of 5x3 after Minnesota's Nico Sacchetti and Ryan Stoa were each given a major penalty for checking from behind less than two minutes apart. Those were the fifth and sixth major penalties of the weekend.
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Kurt Davis scored a power-play goal and James Gaulrapp had a short-hander as Minnesota State kept up the pressure on Minnesota. The Mavericks outshot the Gophers 12-11. At the 10-minute mark, the scoreboard read 11-3 in favor of Minnesota.
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Greetings from Mariucci Arena, site of the series finale between the Mavericks and the Gophers. After Friday's 6-2 win by MSU, the teams are 1-1-1 against each other this season.

As expected, no Trevor Bruess no Channing Boe for the Mavericks. Justin Jokinen is also out. With Boe and Cameron Cooper out with an injuries, Baylor Dieter is in the lineup for the third time. No Brian Schack for the Gophers. Tony Lucia and Nick Larson are also out for Minnesota.

Here are tonight's lines (starters in bold):

MINNESOTA STATE
Irwin-Sackrison-Mouillierat
Berge-Galiardi-Louwerse
Gaulrapp-Harrison-Stewart
Mueller-Schiller-Thompson

Davis-Kilburg
Dieter-Youds
Friesen-Canzanello

Zacharias
Tormey

MINNESOTA
Stoa-Schroeder-Barriball
Hoeffel-Carman-Hansen
Bostrom-White-Flynn
Miller-Sacchetti-Scott

Ness-Anderson
Fairchild-Lofquist
Fisher-Wehrs

Kangas
Patterson
Kremer

Check back often for regular updates from tonight's game.

2 comments:

Bruce & Sheila said...

Why isn't Lucia playing tonight?

Charlie said...

He was hit from behind the night before by a Maverick.