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Todd D. Milewski: 

Greetings from the Xcel Energy Center. We’ve got Wisconsin and Minnesota State coming up in about 23 minutes.

Thursday March 21, 2013 1:44 Todd D. Milewski
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Timothy Boger: 

Minnesota State is 0-2 at the Final Five and last appeared at one in 2003. Wisconsin was last here in 2010 and its last win was in the 3rd place game in 2009.

Thursday March 21, 2013 1:53 Timothy Boger
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Daver Karnosky: 

Stomper and Bucky have taken the ice. Stomper appears to be a very solid skater.

Thursday March 21, 2013 1:57 Daver Karnosky
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Joel Rumpel will start in goal for Wisconsin. WCHA Freshman of the Year, Stephon Williams, is back between the pipes for Minnesota State.

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:00 Daver Karnosky
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Tyler Elbrecht and Brett Stern starting on defense for the Mavericks. Chase Grant, Matt Leitner, and Bryce Gervais up front.

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:03 Daver Karnosky
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Jake McCabe and Frankie Simonelli start on the blueline for the Badgers. Nic Kerdiles, Mark Zengerle, and Tyler Barnes up front.

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:04 Daver Karnosky
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We are just about ready for the drop of the puck.

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:07 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From BillBill: ] 

Is the game streaming anywhere? Video or audio?

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:07 Bill
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Todd D. Milewski: 

Game audio should be streaming on wcha.com

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:08 Todd D. Milewski
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[Comment From MSU FanMSU Fan: ] 

How does the crowd look?

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:08 MSU Fan
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Timothy Boger: 

Typical Thursday afternoon crowd. Little less than half full. Lots of UND fans, but both teams well-represented.

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:08 Timothy Boger
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Timothy Boger: 

Both teams that are actually playing this game are well-represented, I should say.

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:08 Timothy Boger
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Daver Karnosky: 

Gervais with the game’s first good scoring chance off a faceoff.

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:09 Daver Karnosky
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Nice goal by Barnes. He pushed the puck off the boards past a Mavericks’ defender before skating in and beating Williams glove side.

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:10 Daver Karnosky
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Todd D. Milewski: 

The Mavericks look shaky with the puck early. Cost them once already.

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:11 Todd D. Milewski
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Daver Karnosky: 

The Badgers’ Sean Little with a turnover at center ice that leads to a scoring chance for the Mavericks.

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:12 Daver Karnosky
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Long shift for the Badgers allows the Mavericks several chances to tie things up, but Rumpel stands his ground.

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:14 Daver Karnosky
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Timothy Boger: 

Not many of them made it on net, but MSU had an extended shift in the Wisconsin zone that yielded lots of shot attempts.

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:14 Timothy Boger
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Daver Karnosky: 

NIce chance for Hayes after taking a pass near the Badgers’ blueline.

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:15 Daver Karnosky
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Timothy Boger: 

Hayes draws a penalty on the play. LaBate off for tripping. After the media timeout MSU will have a power play.

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:16 Timothy Boger
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Daver Karnosky: 

Wisconsin is 17-7-3 when scoring first.

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:16 Daver Karnosky
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It took the Mavericks 51 seconds to get their first shot on the advantage. The Badgers snatched up the rebound, skated the length of the rink and found the back of the net.

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:18 Daver Karnosky
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Jefferson Dahl with the goal.

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:18 Daver Karnosky
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Todd D. Milewski: 

The Badgers are 5-0 this season when Dahl scores.

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:18 Todd D. Milewski
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Timothy Boger: 

Tough goal for Stephon Williams to give up. Not really a great look for Dahl and a tough angle.

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:20 Timothy Boger
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Daver Karnosky: 

The Badgers strike again. Kerdiles with a one-timer through the wickets.

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:21 Daver Karnosky
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Mavericks’ head coach Mike Hastings calls a timeout to try and calm his crew down.

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:22 Daver Karnosky
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For the Badgers, that’s now three goals on just five shots.

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:22 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From BillBill: ] 

This is painful.

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:22 Bill
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Daver Karnosky: 

Just a reminder, both WCHA Semi-Final games started out 3-0 last season.

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:24 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From GuestBGuestB: ] 

Daver – How did those games end up?

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:26 GuestB
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Timothy Boger: 

UMD came back from a 3-0 deficit then lost in overtime last year to Denver. UND was down 3-0 after 30 minutes in the night game, then scored six unanswered en route to a 6-3 win.

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:27 Timothy Boger
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Todd D. Milewski: 

Badgers had zero three-goal first periods in the first 36 games. Two of them in the last three.

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:27 Todd D. Milewski
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Daver Karnosky: 

I think it is safe to say that the Badgers’ offense is peaking at the right time.

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:28 Daver Karnosky
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The Badgers are heading to their first power play of the game thanks to a boarding penalty from Eli Zuck.

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:30 Daver Karnosky
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The Badgers appear to be looking for the perfect play rather than shots on this advantage.

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:32 Daver Karnosky
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Mavericks kill off the advantage. However, the Badgers’ Brendan Woods nearly scores shortly after. Williams had to come up with a huge toe save.

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:33 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From MSU fanMSU fan: ] 

Is Williams still in net?

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:34 MSU fan
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Daver Karnosky: 

Yes he is, and appears to settling in.

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:35 Daver Karnosky
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The Badgers’ Michael Mersch with a power move around a Mavericks’ defender, but Williams is there to make the stop before getting bowled over.

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:36 Daver Karnosky
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After the Badgers’ Mark Zengerle gets away with a bit of hook in front of his own end, captain John Ramage runs into Williams at the other. Both teams appear to be a bit disjointed at this point.

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:39 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From MSU fanMSU fan: ] 

Do the Mavericks look tired from the Sunday game?

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:39 MSU fan
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Daver Karnosky: 

That’s a fair question. I would say Williams may be, but so far it appears that neither squad is skating that well. It could just be the jitters of the opening game.

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:40 Daver Karnosky
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Badgers’ defenseman Kevin Schulze takes a hooking penalty. Mavericks back on the power play.

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:41 Daver Karnosky
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The Mavericks’ McInnes set up in front by Jean-Paul Lafontaine, but he hits the post.

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:42 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From Bill(MSU)Bill(MSU): ] 

How much time left in the period before the penatly expires?

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:43 Bill(MSU)
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Daver Karnosky: 

Eleven seconds left.

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:43 Daver Karnosky
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Mavericks’ winger Chase Grant is whistled for interference just after the advantage ends.

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:44 Daver Karnosky
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Mersch takes a pass from Zengerle in the corner, but his one-timer is gobbled up by Williams.

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:45 Daver Karnosky
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The first period comes to an end with the Badgers holding a 3-0 lead. They will have 1:00 of power play time to start the second.

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:46 Daver Karnosky
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The Badgers are 8-4-2 when leading after one period.

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:46 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From GuestBGuestB: ] 

What is the crowd like? Pretty light or full house?

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:47 GuestB
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Daver Karnosky: 

Actually, I’d say the lower bowl is fairly full. Plenty of open space in the upper rings.

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:48 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From MSU fanMSU fan: ] 

Do you think MSU will dropp out of the top 16 if they continue like this?

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:52 MSU fan
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Timothy Boger: 

Nope. They are set to remain within the Top 16 even with a loss in nearly every scenario. Try the Pairwise predictor on USCHO. I think there are some scenarios in which they are out but not many.

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:53 Timothy Boger
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[Comment From RDMRDM: ] 

Top 16 (PWR)? No. But they might drop far enough that if the wrong teams win they are on the wrong side of the bubble.

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:54 RDM
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Timothy Boger: 

Actually, yes, that’s correct. SiouxSports.com has the numbers here, MSU can finish no lower than 15th but depending on how many automatic bids there are they could be out. http://blog.siouxsports.com/2013/03/18/2143/ Only a 4.1% chance statistically.

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:56 Timothy Boger
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Sorry. Was looking at Niagara’s. Mankato’s chances of missing the tournament are at 0.3%…

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:57 Timothy Boger
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[Comment From DaveDave: ] 

If Wisc wins and CC does as well, does that assure SCSU of an NCAA bid, or do they still need one win?

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:57 Dave
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Timothy Boger: 

Try it out in the Pairwise Predictor on USCHO.com. Nearly every scenario would put SCSU in.

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:58 Timothy Boger
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Daver Karnosky: 

We are 2:37 away from the start of the second period. The Badgers outshot the Mavericks 13-7 in that opening frame.

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:59 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From RDMRDM: ] 

Tim, that is also with Niagara only having a 25% chance of winning the AHA tourney.

Thursday March 21, 2013 2:59 RDM
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Timothy Boger: 

It appears you are right, though I thought usually Jim Dahl runs those numbers with win probabilities calculated from KRACH. Maybe not.

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:00 Timothy Boger
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[Comment From RDMRDM: ] 

Dave, a Wisconsin and CC win actually lowers the odds SCSU get in.

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:01 RDM
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[Comment From RDMRDM: ] 

Follow Tim’s blog into the comments section to see changes with who wins today.

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:01 RDM
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Daver Karnosky: 

Time for the second period puck drop. The Badgers control the puck and begin their push down the ice.

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:01 Daver Karnosky
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The Badgers’ Jake McCabe takes a hooking penalty. We have four on four briefly.

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:03 Daver Karnosky
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With the penalty over, the Mavericks have just under two minutes of power play time.

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:03 Daver Karnosky
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Rumpel keeps Hayes from stuffing one home.

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:05 Daver Karnosky
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The Badgers manage to clear the puck down the ice, effectively ending any advantage for the Mavericks.

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:05 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From RDMRDM: ] 

Jim stated somewhere that he basically didn’t want to give any “you skewed the results” ideas to anyone, though I don’t know what he did with the ECAC consolation game that could end in a tie.

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:06 RDM
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Daver Karnosky: 

The Mavericks have closed the shot gap. The Badgers now lead 13-11 in shots.

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:06 Daver Karnosky
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A turnover by the Badgers’ Keegan Meuer leads to another shot from the high slot for the Mavericks.

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:07 Daver Karnosky
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With 15:20 remaining in the period, the Mavericks have now evened the shot clock, 13-13.

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:09 Daver Karnosky
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Badgers’ captain John Ramage with a quick shot that Williams has to hang on to.

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:11 Daver Karnosky
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The Badgers’ Kerdiles with a one-timer that hits the post. The Badgers look energized after that last media timeout.

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:12 Daver Karnosky
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Badgers’ center Brendan Woods takes a penalty for hooking.

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:15 Daver Karnosky
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The Badgers’ Dahl had a great chance shorthanded, but was thwarted by Williams.

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:16 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From Bill(MSU)Bill(MSU): ] 

MSU seems to be drawing hooking penalties – are they out skating the Badgers?

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:16 Bill(MSU)
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Daver Karnosky: 

They certainly have skated much better this period than they had in the first.

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:17 Daver Karnosky
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Nice block by Dahl off a shot from Mavericks’ Zach Lehrke. The block leads to a 3 on 1 rush and Dahl nets his second of the night.

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:18 Daver Karnosky
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Todd D. Milewski: 

Jefferson Dahl putting his name in the all-tournament team discussion already. Long time to go for that, obviously.

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:19 Todd D. Milewski
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Daver Karnosky: 

Ramage drops the Mavericks’ Teddy Blueger with a hit in the high slot. He’ll take a seat in the box for that one.

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:22 Daver Karnosky
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Timothy Boger: 

Discussion over whether to give him 2 or 5 for this one.

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:22 Timothy Boger
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Daver Karnosky: 

Ramage is assessed a five-minute major for charging.

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:23 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From Bill(MSU)Bill(MSU): ] 

And that does it for me. Thanks for blogging.

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:24 Bill(MSU)
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Daver Karnosky: 

You are welcome Bill.

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:24 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From MSU FanMSU Fan: ] 

This is just like the bad old days under Jutting. :(

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:24 MSU Fan
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Daver Karnosky: 

To be fair, it is not as though the Mavericks have played poorly. Wisconsin has capitalized on their opportunities.

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:25 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

Good call?

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:25 Guest
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Daver Karnosky: 

It seems to be a fair call given the severity of the hit,

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:26 Daver Karnosky
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Mavericks score! Zach Palmquist with the goal off a pass across the slot from Lafontaine.

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:27 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

Game misconduct?

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:27 Guest
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[Comment From DerekDerek: ] 

Is Ramage done for the game?

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:27 Derek
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Daver Karnosky: 

There was no misconduct assessed with the major, so he’ll be back once he’s served his time.

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:28 Daver Karnosky
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Grant takes a penalty for hitting after the whistle. We’ll have two minutes of four on four.

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:28 Daver Karnosky
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The Mavericks’ Jon Jutzi attempts to push the puck through McCabe, but the Badgers’ stalwart refuses to yield.

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:30 Daver Karnosky
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The Badgers appear to strike again when Mersch and Barnes crash the net.

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:31 Daver Karnosky
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Williams is hurt on the play. The referees are reviewing whether the net was off before the goal went in.

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:32 Daver Karnosky
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The goal will stand. Barnes with the tally, his second of the night. Williams is up and will be replaced by Phil Cook.

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:32 Daver Karnosky
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Todd D. Milewski: 

Williams needed help to get off the ice, which has to be a concern for the Mavericks going forward into the NCAA tournament, assuming that happens.

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:33 Todd D. Milewski
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[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

Has Blueger came back from the hit?

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:33 Guest
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Daver Karnosky: 

It does not appear that he has returned from the locker room yet.

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:34 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From Tim (UW)Tim (UW): ] 

Did Barnes land on Williams’ head?

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:35 Tim (UW)
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Daver Karnosky: 

It appeared to be more of a right knee issue.

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:36 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

Badgers with 5 goals in less than 2 periods… raise your hand if you saw that coming?

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:36 Guest
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Daver Karnosky: 

Mavericks score on the power play (still the major power play). Eriah Hayes with the one-timer from the slot.

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:37 Daver Karnosky
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The Mavericks nearly strike again, but hit the post.

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:38 Daver Karnosky
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Minnesota State’s Chase Grant goes to the locker room with what looked like a right leg injury.

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:38 Todd D. Milewski
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[Comment From Tim (UW)Tim (UW): ] 

Daver, do you like ice cream?

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:38 Tim (UW)
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[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

We got ice cream!!

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:38 Guest
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Daver Karnosky: 

Tim, I’m from Michigan Tech. There, we get half-off pizza!

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:39 Daver Karnosky
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Mersch and Woods link up for a scoring chance, but the Mavericks’ Cook comes up big.

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:41 Daver Karnosky
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Dahl completes the hat trick.

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:41 Daver Karnosky
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Daver Karnosky: 

Dahl crashed the net, the puck hit him and went in. The play is now under review.

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:42 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From Badger BobBadger Bob: ] 

What are the SOG now?

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:43 Badger Bob
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Daver Karnosky: 

Shots are even, 23-23.

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:43 Daver Karnosky
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Daver Karnosky: 

It was determined that Dahl’s skates were in the crease before the puck got there.

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:44 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From Myron from UNDMyron from UND: ] 

Does Wisconsin need to make the finals to get in.

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:46 Myron from UND
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Timothy Boger: 

Probably

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:46 Timothy Boger
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Daver Karnosky: 

Hayes drills McCabe, gets whistled for the hit. McCabe takes an embellishment penalty on the play.

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:47 Daver Karnosky
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After two periods, Wisconsin holds a 5-2 lead on the scoreboard. The Mavericks hold a 24-23 advantage in shots.

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:50 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From mhmh: ] 

The way Dahl is scoring, he should get along great with Grant Bessee next year

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:54 mh
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Does the winner of this one get SCSU?

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:54 Badger Bob
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Yes, winner plays SCSU tomorrow at 2:07 p.m.

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:54 Timothy Boger
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You can be in the crease if your not interfering with the goalie… WCHA refs are horrible

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:54 Guest
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Screening the goalie can be interpreted as interfering with the goalie. Have seen that called before.

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:54 Timothy Boger
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Timothy Boger: 

I.e. screening the goalie when you are also in the crease.

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:55 Timothy Boger
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A little nervous now about playing a UW team tomorrow…

Thursday March 21, 2013 3:59 Tyler from SCSU
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After the second period, the Mavericks are now 2 for 7 on the power play. The Badgers are 0 for 2.

Thursday March 21, 2013 4:00 Daver Karnosky
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I wouldn’t want to play wisconsin right now either…

Thursday March 21, 2013 4:06 Guest
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We are back on here with the start of the third period.

Thursday March 21, 2013 4:06 Daver Karnosky
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The Mavericks have done a good job of getting the puck deep into the Badgers’ zone, but that hasn’t translated to shots on goal.

Thursday March 21, 2013 4:08 Daver Karnosky
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Badgers’ winger Joseph Labate takes an interference penalty to keep the Mavericks from getting a great scoring chance.

Thursday March 21, 2013 4:10 Daver Karnosky
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Correction, they are calling it hooking.

Thursday March 21, 2013 4:10 Daver Karnosky
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After several slow passes that seemed to put the Badgers to sleep, Lafontaine gets a great scoring chance but Rumpel makes the stop.

Thursday March 21, 2013 4:12 Daver Karnosky
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I know Sconi can sit on a lead, but what will they be able to do if SCSU gets up 2-0, 3-0???

Thursday March 21, 2013 4:12 Dave
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Blueger is back on the ice for the Mavericks.

Thursday March 21, 2013 4:13 Daver Karnosky
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The Badgers’ McCabe is still fuming over a non-call during the penalty kill.

Thursday March 21, 2013 4:13 Daver Karnosky
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Mavericks hold a 26-23 edge in shots despite trailing 5-2 at this point.

Thursday March 21, 2013 4:15 Daver Karnosky
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Dahl with another attempt at the hat trick, but this time Cook makes the stop.

Thursday March 21, 2013 4:17 Daver Karnosky
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Rumpel with a pair of saves off his left leg to preserve the three-goal lead.

Thursday March 21, 2013 4:19 Daver Karnosky
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Eriah Hayes is having himself a game. Kept moving his feet and drew a penalty. Mankato gets a power play with 11:51 to go.

Thursday March 21, 2013 4:20 Timothy Boger
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Ramage sent to the sin bin for interference.

Thursday March 21, 2013 4:20 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From BruceBruce: ] 

I think SCSU is dangerous, especially if they get the lead early.

Thursday March 21, 2013 4:22 Bruce
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Very good point, Bruce.

Thursday March 21, 2013 4:22 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From JohnJohn: ] 

How is Jake McCabe #19 Wisconsin playing this afternoon?

Thursday March 21, 2013 4:23 John
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He’s been okay today. Defensively, he hasn’t been challenged that much.

Thursday March 21, 2013 4:24 Daver Karnosky
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How many penalties is that for UW?

Thursday March 21, 2013 4:24 Guest
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Frankie Simonelli gives the Badgers a four-goal lead officially.

Thursday March 21, 2013 4:25 Daver Karnosky
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The Badgers have taken eight penalties thus far.

Thursday March 21, 2013 4:25 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From BruceBruce: ] 

Any word on the condition of Williams? Concussion?

Thursday March 21, 2013 4:26 Bruce
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We haven’t heard anything up here yet.

Thursday March 21, 2013 4:26 Daver Karnosky
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This day could be going from bad to worse for the Mavericks with Williams and now Zuck needing help off the ice.

Thursday March 21, 2013 4:27 Todd D. Milewski
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The announced attendance is 15,971.

Thursday March 21, 2013 4:29 Daver Karnosky
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The Mavericks now hold a 30-25 advantage in shots despite trailing by four.

Thursday March 21, 2013 4:30 Daver Karnosky
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If the Badgers win today, are they in the NCAA tourney?

Thursday March 21, 2013 4:31 Joey
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To our understanding, the Badgers would have to have lost today to be out of the running.

Thursday March 21, 2013 4:31 Daver Karnosky
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It pays to be efficient with your shots.

Thursday March 21, 2013 4:32 Mat
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The Badgers’ offense seems to agree.

Thursday March 21, 2013 4:32 Daver Karnosky
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Are the Badgers in their white or red uniforms? Other than this blog, I can’t see the game.

Thursday March 21, 2013 4:33 Robert
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The Badgers have been wearing their home whites.

Thursday March 21, 2013 4:34 Daver Karnosky
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With just over four minutes left, the Badgers appear to be hanging on rather than pushing for more offense.

Thursday March 21, 2013 4:36 Daver Karnosky
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MSUM should be a top team in next season’s WCHA.

Thursday March 21, 2013 4:36 Robert
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That is a very fair statement, Robert. With the changing landscape of the league, they are certainly well-positioned for a home playoff spot, considering how many of their top contributors are freshman and sophomores.

Thursday March 21, 2013 4:37 Daver Karnosky
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The Badgers strike again. Labate gets loose and beats Cook through the legs.

Thursday March 21, 2013 4:39 Daver Karnosky
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This is the most goals the Badgers have scored this season.

Thursday March 21, 2013 4:39 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From MatMat: ] 

Save a couple for tomorrow!

Thursday March 21, 2013 4:39 Mat
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[Comment From Bob - WisBob - Wis: ] 

They are finally throwing pucks on net instead of looking for the perfect pass.

Thursday March 21, 2013 4:41 Bob – Wis
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Last minute of play.

Thursday March 21, 2013 4:41 Daver Karnosky
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With the clock winding down, the Badgers clear the puck the length of the rink.

Thursday March 21, 2013 4:42 Daver Karnosky
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With that, the Badgers win, 7-2. The Mavericks finish the game with a 40-27 advantage in shots. Lafontaine named Player of the Game for the Mavericks. Dahl earns the honor for the Badgers.

Thursday March 21, 2013 4:44 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From MatMat: ] 

Great start for Bucky!

Thursday March 21, 2013 4:44 Mat
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Thanks everyone for joining us for this WCHA Quarterfinal. We hope you’ll return for tonight’s contest.

Thursday March 21, 2013 4:45 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From RobertRobert: ] 

Does anyone know if UW will still be on Wisconsin Public TV next year or are all of their games going to be on the Big Ten Network??

Thursday March 21, 2013 4:45 Robert
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Eaves with another 20 win season – GO RED!!!

Thursday March 21, 2013 4:45 Bob – Wis
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Just a reminder, we will return just before 7 pm CDT for the nightcap between North Dakota and Colorado College.

Thursday March 21, 2013 4:48 Daver Karnosky
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Hello again hockey fans, and welcome to USCHO’s continuing coverage of the WCHA Final Five.

Thursday March 21, 2013 6:51 Daver Karnosky
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I’ll be passing along starting lineups as soon as we get them up here. North Dakota will be in their home whites while the Tigers will be wearing their road blacks.

Thursday March 21, 2013 6:52 Daver Karnosky
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The Tigers will be starting Joe Howe between the pipes. Peter Stoykowych and Mike Boivin will patrol the blueline. Alexander Krushelnyski, Rylan Schwartz and Charlie Taft will the starters up front.

Thursday March 21, 2013 6:57 Daver Karnosky
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North Dakota will counter with Clarke Saunders in goal, Andrew MacWilliam and Dillon Simpson on the back end, and Brendan O’Donnell, Corban Knight and Danny Kristo at forward.

Thursday March 21, 2013 6:58 Daver Karnosky
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Schwartz is the only Tigers’ skater with more than six career points in in playoff games. He has 14 in 15 games.

Thursday March 21, 2013 6:59 Daver Karnosky
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North Dakota’s Danny Kristo has nine points in eight career WCHA Final Five games.

Thursday March 21, 2013 7:00 Daver Karnosky
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We still have six minutes left to go until we drop the puck here in St. Paul, but in terms of the crowd, we may have quite a lot of late arrivals. Xcel Energy Center is maybe – maybe – half-full at the moment,.

Thursday March 21, 2013 7:01 Matthew Semisch
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Predictably, there’s much louder roars as North Dakota’s starters are introduced than what we had when CC’s starters were named. Particularly interesting reaction when Danny Kristo was introduced by the PA announcer. Loud applause from the UND fans, but some very noticeable boos, as well from fans not wearing green.

Thursday March 21, 2013 7:06 Matthew Semisch
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Pretty nifty bow-tie on SCSU’s Nick Jensen as he’s introduced to the crowd along with the WCHA’s other 2012-13 season award winners.

Thursday March 21, 2013 7:08 Matthew Semisch
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Here we go! Opening faceoff goes to the Tigers.

Thursday March 21, 2013 7:12 Daver Karnosky
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PA announcer: “Who’s ready for some WCHA hockey?” Only everyone in the arena, thank you. UND-CC is now underway.

Thursday March 21, 2013 7:12 Matthew Semisch
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Howe challenged within the first minute.

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North Dakota definitely ready to go, they have kept the puck in the Tigers’ end throughout the first couple of minutes.

Thursday March 21, 2013 7:15 Daver Karnosky
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North Dakota’s Drake Caggiula takes a charging penalty.

Thursday March 21, 2013 7:16 Daver Karnosky
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Drake Caggiula is off to the box 1:16 into the game for charging. Left his feet and absolutely leveled Hunter Fejes. Obvious call.

Thursday March 21, 2013 7:16 Matthew Semisch
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Tigers’ power play goal. Rylan Schwartz picks up his 18th of the season by finishing off a loose puck behind Saunders.

Thursday March 21, 2013 7:17 Daver Karnosky
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Rylan Schwartz puts Colorado College ahead 1-0 on a power play goal 3:06 into the game. A steal in the corner in UND’s zone leads to a scoring chance out front, and when Cody Bradley feeds Schwartz with UND goaltender Clarke Saunders way out of position, all Schwartz had to do was walk the puck in. He won’t score many easier goals than that.

Thursday March 21, 2013 7:18 Matthew Semisch
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Shots are even, 1-1, right now.

Thursday March 21, 2013 7:20 Daver Karnosky
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Nice defensive play by the Tigers’ Scott Winkler to break up an offensive chance for UND’s Danny Kristo.

Thursday March 21, 2013 7:21 Daver Karnosky
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North Dakota has gone back to controlling play, however, they are not generating shots.

Thursday March 21, 2013 7:24 Daver Karnosky
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Tigers’ winger Archie Skalbeck gets loose in the slot and fires a wrister that Saunders handles well.

Thursday March 21, 2013 7:26 Daver Karnosky
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Token Alaska-Anchorage fan really cutting a rug during the dance prompt on the jumbotron. Well, maybe not a rug. Many muscles, surely.

Thursday March 21, 2013 7:28 Matthew Semisch
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Some good sustained pressure from North Dakota in the CC zone. Joe Howe lost his stick behind the net and has had to use a Tigers player’s stick. Teammate Peter Maric nearly tripped over Howe’s stick to the goalie’s right-hand side.

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North Dakota’s line of Rocco Grimaldi, Carter Rowney, and Michael Parks do a nice job of forechecking. The strong shift is finished off by a scoring chance off the line change by Connor Gaarder.

Thursday March 21, 2013 7:30 Daver Karnosky
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Almost halfway through the first period, North Dakota holds an 8-3 edge in shots.

Thursday March 21, 2013 7:31 Daver Karnosky
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O’Donnell with a pass back to Simpson for a shot from the right point. Howe is again able to make the save.

Thursday March 21, 2013 7:32 Daver Karnosky
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Andrew MacWilliam with a huge hit on Archie Skalbeck along the boards at the CC blue line. Didn’t merit a penalty and he didn’t get one, but I’ve seen players blown down for less in that sort of situation.

Thursday March 21, 2013 7:35 Matthew Semisch
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I realize this may have been stated already, but North Dakota has definitely been the better team in this game. Carter Rowney just undressed a Tigers’ defender before firing a shot just wide of Howe.

Thursday March 21, 2013 7:36 Daver Karnosky
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Gopher fan popping the diagonal script on the front of his replica sweater on the jumbotron gets booed by the (mostly UND) fans in the building. Trolls gonna troll.

Thursday March 21, 2013 7:38 Matthew Semisch
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North Dakota comes in on a three-on-two. Nick Mattson gets the shot, Howe makes another solid stop.

Thursday March 21, 2013 7:39 Daver Karnosky
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A North Dakota dump-in just skittered across the crease when Howe went out to play it.

Thursday March 21, 2013 7:40 Daver Karnosky
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Schwartz picks Connor Gaarder’s pocket and leads a 2-on-1 for CC into the UND zone. Well-recovered, though, by the UND defense. Gaarder was really let out of jail there.

Thursday March 21, 2013 7:40 Matthew Semisch
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How does Grimaldi look? Is he getting chances?

Thursday March 21, 2013 7:40 Guest
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Grimaldi has been buzzing around the Tigers’ net, but like his teammates, he hasn’t found the back of the net.

Thursday March 21, 2013 7:41 Daver Karnosky
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North Dakota ties it up as Drake Caggiula beats Howe short-side.

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To add insult to injury, Tigers’ captain William Rapuzzi is whistled for a penalty.

Thursday March 21, 2013 7:42 Daver Karnosky
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Interesting shift there, as Grimaldi fed Caggiula across the crease. Grimaldi is the second line, Caggiula the fourth. Definitely in the midst of a line change. The interesting part is that Rocco and Caggiula were on the same line for a few weekends earlier in the season and had some good chemistry.

Thursday March 21, 2013 7:42 Timothy Boger
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Timely that we should have a comment about Grimaldi. Right after that pops up, he sets up Drake Caggiula in the slot, and Caggiula beat Howe to the CC goalie’s stick side. Very well-worked goal for UND that started with a Tiger turnover in the corner in CC’s own zone.

Thursday March 21, 2013 7:43 Matthew Semisch
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William Rapuzzi is off for slashing, as well, so UND is on a power play just after having equalized. Needless to say we could be witnessing a big change in the game’s momentum here.

Thursday March 21, 2013 7:44 Matthew Semisch
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Howe comes up big again, and some rough stuff after the whistle leads to a penalty for North Dakota’s Mark MacMillan.

Thursday March 21, 2013 7:45 Daver Karnosky
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Mark MacMillan kills UND’s power play at 16:06, taking a roughing call after a fracas took place right in front of the CC goaltender Howe. As I write this, the Tigers have just gone back to full strength and are on an abbreviated power play. Still 1:10 left on that as I enter this…now.

Thursday March 21, 2013 7:46 Matthew Semisch
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Rapuzzi comes out of the penalty box and gets set up in the high slot. His shot is blocked, however.

Thursday March 21, 2013 7:46 Daver Karnosky
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Grimaldi is whistled for tripping, putting the Tigers on a 5 on 3 power play for the next 57 seconds.

Thursday March 21, 2013 7:47 Daver Karnosky
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CC’s about to get a 5-on-3 power play here for the next 57 seconds. Rocco Grimaldi is blown down for tripping, and the second-year freshman makes a beeline for the box. Crowd didn’t like the call, but Grimaldi didn’t question it.

Thursday March 21, 2013 7:47 Matthew Semisch
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CC’s Boivin set up at the high point, but his big blast is blocked out of the zone.

Thursday March 21, 2013 7:48 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

If UND wins tonight, what do you think there odds are tomorrow night against the gophers? We all know how UND plays in post season!

Thursday March 21, 2013 7:49 Guest
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Corban Knight blocks a Mike Boivin shot at the top of the slot and struggles off the ice. My guess is Knight just has a stinger from that. I doubt it’s anything worse than that.

Thursday March 21, 2013 7:49 Matthew Semisch
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North Dakota kills off the advantage.

Thursday March 21, 2013 7:49 Daver Karnosky
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North Dakota kills the 5-on-3 and is back at full-strength. Still 1-1 as I write this in the final 45 seconds of the first period.

Thursday March 21, 2013 7:50 Matthew Semisch
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North Dakota strikes again.

Thursday March 21, 2013 7:50 Daver Karnosky
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Kristo with the goal.

Thursday March 21, 2013 7:51 Daver Karnosky
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Danny Kristo puts UND ahead with 9.1 seconds left in the first period. A shot from the left circle that Howe really should have had hits him but still plops into the net. that’s Kristo’s 25

Thursday March 21, 2013 7:51 Matthew Semisch
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‘th goal of the season.

Thursday March 21, 2013 7:51 Matthew Semisch
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At the end of the first period, North Dakota leads 2-1 on the scoreboard and 11-4 in shots.

Thursday March 21, 2013 7:52 Daver Karnosky
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And we are back. The Tigers will look to right the ship while North Dakota will look to continue the pressure.

Thursday March 21, 2013 8:09 Daver Karnosky
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Howe stacks the pads to keep O’Donnell from scoring.

Thursday March 21, 2013 8:09 Daver Karnosky
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There’s our shot chart from the first period. We’re underway with the second now.

Thursday March 21, 2013 8:09 Matthew Semisch
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North Dakota is back to controlling play, but have only generated three shots thus far.

Thursday March 21, 2013 8:13 Daver Karnosky
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Nice zone entry by the Tigers, but Krushelnyski’s chance was blocked.

Thursday March 21, 2013 8:15 Daver Karnosky
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North Dakota now holds a edge in shots of 15-5.

Thursday March 21, 2013 8:16 Daver Karnosky
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The Tigers are starting to get their skates underneath them, but only have two shots to show for it this period.

Thursday March 21, 2013 8:19 Daver Karnosky
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Tigers with another nice zone entry, Boivin with a shot on goal and Rapuzzi nearly gets the rebound.

Thursday March 21, 2013 8:22 Daver Karnosky
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CC defenseman Mike Boivin puts a speculative shot from the left circle off the near-side post. i’m not sure Saunders knew anything about the shot – It looked innocent enough at the time.

Thursday March 21, 2013 8:22 Matthew Semisch
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Daver Karnosky: 

Colorado College takes a penalty for too many men on the ice.

Thursday March 21, 2013 8:23 Daver Karnosky
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Daver Karnosky: 

The Tigers score shorthanded, Krushelnyski gets loose and beats Saunders with a backhand.

Thursday March 21, 2013 8:24 Daver Karnosky
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Daver Karnosky: 

Dillon Simpson takes a slashing penalty as well. Not good for North Dakota fans.

Thursday March 21, 2013 8:25 Daver Karnosky
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Matthew Semisch: 

Alexander Krushelnyski nets at 7:54 of the second period, and it’s a shorty. A turnover by Grimaldi in CC’s zone lead to a 2-on-1 the other way. Krushelnyski kept the puck for himself and buried a wrist shot from the right circle past Saunders.

Thursday March 21, 2013 8:25 Matthew Semisch
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[Comment From suturesuture: ] 

It was his backhand….not a wrist shot.

Thursday March 21, 2013 8:30 suture
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Daver Karnosky: 

Another turnover by North Dakota allows the Tigers to relieve the pressure UND was putting on.

Thursday March 21, 2013 8:30 Daver Karnosky
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Daver Karnosky: 

Penalty called on CC’s Cody Bradley.

Thursday March 21, 2013 8:32 Daver Karnosky
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Matthew Semisch: 

North Dakota’s about to go on a power play at the 12:21 mark of the second period. CC forward Cody Bradley is off for a pretty weak slashing call.

Thursday March 21, 2013 8:33 Matthew Semisch
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Daver Karnosky: 

This might be the break North Dakota has been looking for. Then again, Krushelnyski scored on the last power play.

Thursday March 21, 2013 8:33 Daver Karnosky
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Daver Karnosky: 

Knight feeds Gleason, but Howe makes the stop after the cross-ice pass.

Thursday March 21, 2013 8:34 Daver Karnosky
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Matthew Semisch: 

Howe is really hot at the moment. Robbed Gleason with a glove save at the far post, like Daver said, and then he just made another save on a shot I’m not sure he actually saw.

Thursday March 21, 2013 8:36 Matthew Semisch
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Matthew Semisch: 

Shots are 19-8 to UND right now, but it’s been a very even game

Thursday March 21, 2013 8:37 Matthew Semisch
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Daver Karnosky: 

Nothing doing on the power play. Krushelnyski gets another scoring chance just after.

Thursday March 21, 2013 8:37 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From smsm: ] 

who’s got the advantage on face-offs so far?

Thursday March 21, 2013 8:39 sm
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Daver Karnosky: 

They were dead even, 14-14 after one period. This period has felt more like UND’s advantage, but don’t quote me on that yet :)

Thursday March 21, 2013 8:40 Daver Karnosky
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Daver Karnosky: 

With 3:02 left in the period, North Dakota leads in shots 20-10.

Thursday March 21, 2013 8:41 Daver Karnosky
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Daver Karnosky: 

If not for Howe, CC would not be in this game.

Thursday March 21, 2013 8:42 Daver Karnosky
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Daver Karnosky: 

North Dakota goes back on the power play after Aaron Harstad takes a penalty.

Thursday March 21, 2013 8:44 Daver Karnosky
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Daver Karnosky: 

The Tigers are getting great penalty killing from Schwartz and Krushelnyski, the duo are frustrating UND.

Thursday March 21, 2013 8:45 Daver Karnosky
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Daver Karnosky: 

CC kills off another UND advantage. Harstad gets a scoring chance right out of the box.

Thursday March 21, 2013 8:46 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From BruceBruce: ] 

What’s official attendance?

Thursday March 21, 2013 8:47 Bruce
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Matthew Semisch: 

North Dakota and Colorado College are tied at 2-2 after 40 in St. Paul. UND came into the second period holding onto a 2-1 lead, but an Alexander Krushelnyski goal in the middle frame put paid tot that. Very entertaining game here at the X.

Thursday March 21, 2013 8:47 Matthew Semisch
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Daver Karnosky: 

After two periods, we are tied 2-2. North Dakota still leads in shots, 20-10.

Thursday March 21, 2013 8:47 Daver Karnosky
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Daver Karnosky: 

Bruce, they haven’t announced attendance yet.

Thursday March 21, 2013 8:47 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From JohnJohn: ] 

Good game!

Thursday March 21, 2013 8:47 John
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Daver Karnosky: 

As we prepare for the third period, I just wanted to pass along a little known “fact” according to Wikipedia, North Dakota’s school colors are green and pink. Can any UND fans corroborate this?

Thursday March 21, 2013 8:59 Daver Karnosky
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Daver Karnosky: 

North Dakota is 4-2-4 this season when tied after two periods.

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:01 Daver Karnosky
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Daver Karnosky: 

The Tigers are 2-4-2 when tied after two periods.

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:02 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From Tim STim S: ] 

I never walk for my undergrad, but my brother did, and there is definitely pink in the ceremionial colors

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:03 Tim S
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Daver Karnosky: 

And we are back for the third period!

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:04 Daver Karnosky
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Daver Karnosky: 

The Tigers’ Eamonn McDermott takes a boarding penalty.

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:06 Daver Karnosky
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Matthew Semisch: 

Eamonn McDermott is off for two for boarding, giving UND another power play. Debatable as to whether that could’ve been five minutes as opposed to the two he got

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:06 Matthew Semisch
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Matthew Semisch: 

Today’s attendance: 17,038.

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:06 Matthew Semisch
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[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

Can CC get in the NCAA tournamant?

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:07 Guest
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Daver Karnosky: 

CC would have to win the Final Five.

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:07 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From DavidDavid: ] 

what about Wisconsin? What would they have to do to get in the tournament?

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:08 David
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Daver Karnosky: 

Wisconsin needs to win tomorrow. They might need some help along with that, though.

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:09 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From Joseph CrowleyJoseph Crowley: ] 

According to Jayson Moy I the bracketology blog, CC must win the autobid.

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:09 Joseph Crowley
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[Comment From JeffreyJeffrey: ] 

Wisconsin could be an at-large bid, but another win against St. Cloud would sure help!

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:09 Jeffrey
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Matthew Semisch: 

Funny thing about Wisconsin is that they’ve had such difficulty scoring this season, but the Badgers have turned it around lately. Now, if only UW can sort out its power play and penalty kill, it’d really be up to something.

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:10 Matthew Semisch
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Daver Karnosky: 

The Tigers grab the lead again with a goal from Hunter Fejes.

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:10 Daver Karnosky
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Matthew Semisch: 

A big snipe from Fejes – assist to Andrew Hamburg – at 3:42 of the second period. Fejes gained the zone down the right wing and, with the UND defenseman effectively screening Saunders, Fejes beat the UND goalie high from beyond the right-hand circle.

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:12 Matthew Semisch
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Daver Karnosky: 

There is an old hockey adage that seems appropriate here. If you let a lesser team hang around long enough, they just might sting you. It would seem North Dakota is living proof of that right now.

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:12 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

yee haww!! Go Tigers!!

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:12 Guest
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Matthew Semisch: 

3:42 of the third period, beg your pardon.

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:12 Matthew Semisch
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Daver Karnosky: 

Good scoring chance for CC’s Winkler. He spun around and fired a wrist shot that hit the post to Saunders’ left.

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:16 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

If the Tigers face the Badgers, I just might have to visit my brother in St. Paul

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:16 Guest
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Daver Karnosky: 

Grimaldi held on a great drive into the offensive zone. Harstad will serve two for the hold.

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:18 Daver Karnosky
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Matthew Semisch: 

Hunter Fejes is being helped down into the CC locker room.

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:18 Matthew Semisch
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Matthew Semisch: 

Looks like it was just an equipment issue, though, as he’s back on the Tigers’ bench.

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:19 Matthew Semisch
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[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

He had a step, should have been a penalty shot

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:19 Guest
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Daver Karnosky: 

I hate to say it, but he did not fall down, so it would have been a long shot to call the penalty shot on the play.

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:20 Daver Karnosky
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Daver Karnosky: 

North Dakota has now gone 0 for 6 on the man advantage.

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:21 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

I guess the silver lining for NoDak is that if they lose, they will have lots of rest for the NCAAs

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:23 Guest
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Daver Karnosky: 

To the Guest with the long, confusing comment, thanks for making me feel at home. We have a very similar chant at Michigan Tech!

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:24 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From AndyAndy: ] 

is there any link to a live broadcast..video or audio?

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:24 Andy
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Daver Karnosky: 

Live audio should be available from WCHA.com.

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:25 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From DillonDillon: ] 

I have to say as a Gopher fan, I am shocked to see UND go 0 for 6 on the power play, especially against CC who doesn’t have the best penalty kill

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:25 Dillon
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Daver Karnosky: 

To be fair, CC has done a great job of moving around in passing lanes.

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:25 Daver Karnosky
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Matthew Semisch: 

Corban Knight is robbed by CC goaltender Joe Howe at the 11:10 mark. Knight had a clear shot and Howe was sprawling, but he got enough of the shot and got to the rebound before any UND players’ sticks did.

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:26 Matthew Semisch
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[Comment From DillonDillon: ] 

I agree

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:26 Dillon
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[Comment From RobertRobert: ] 

Any chance ND joins the Big Ten??

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:26 Robert
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Daver Karnosky: 

Robert, ND won’t join the Big Ten because they don’t have the capability of competing in the big ticket sports such as football.

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:27 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

http://cctigers.com/sports/2008/6/6/mhock_0606084754.aspx

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:27 Guest
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Daver Karnosky: 

North Dakota ties the game again. Caggiula with his second of the night.

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:28 Daver Karnosky
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Matthew Semisch: 

Drake Caggiula levels the game at 3-3 with 7:15 left in regulation. An initial open slap shot from Pattyn from the right-hand circle was saved by Howe, but when the rebound came out into the slot, Caggiula was there and had tons of empty net to shoot into.

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:29 Matthew Semisch
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Daver Karnosky: 

Grimaldi, Rowney and Parks come in on a three on two, but can’t get a shot off.

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:29 Daver Karnosky
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Daver Karnosky: 

North Dakota now leads in shots, 29-16.

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:29 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From AndyAndy: ] 

got the live audio by signing in to the ND hockey website

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:32 Andy
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Daver Karnosky: 

The Tigers are beginning mount a bit of an offensive attack finally. However, they don’t have any more shots to show for it.

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:36 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

Live audio

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:36 Guest
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[Comment From slotslot: ] 

http://www.1039rxp.com/music/listen-live/

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:36 slot
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Daver Karnosky: 

Taft with a shot from the high slot that Saunders hangs on to.

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:38 Daver Karnosky
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Daver Karnosky: 

The Tigers have North Dakota running around quite a bit here.

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:38 Daver Karnosky
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Daver Karnosky: 

UND’s Mattson rips a shot that hits the side of the net. The UND faithful scream like it was a goal anyway.

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:40 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From LSLS: ] 

I think Rylan Schwartz just puts the Tigers on his back…

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:40 LS
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Matthew Semisch: 

North Dakota fans just thought Nick Mattson had given UND a late go-ahead goal, but he hadn’t. His wrist shot from the right-hand circle grazed the back of Howe’s net before meeting the end wall.

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:40 Matthew Semisch
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Matthew Semisch: 

Mattson knew. He wheeled away to the bench but wasn’t celebrating. Still 3-3 with 90 seconds remaining in regulation. Really entertaining game here at the X.

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:41 Matthew Semisch
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Daver Karnosky: 

Krushelnyski skates in on a one-on-two before firing a shot at Saunders.

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:41 Daver Karnosky
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Matthew Semisch: 

Shots are 31-20 to UND, which is an improvement from CC’s perspective given that they were 20-10 after 40 minutes. Howe is keeping the Tigers in this game, though, with his play in the CC nets.

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:42 Matthew Semisch
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Daver Karnosky: 

Grimaldi dumps a CC defender into the post. The faceoff comes out of the zone.

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:44 Daver Karnosky
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Matthew Semisch: 

CC ices the puck with 40 seconds even remaining in regulation. It’s a 3-3 game here at the moment, remember.

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:44 Matthew Semisch
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Daver Karnosky: 

A Tigers’ clear hits Simpson on the way down the ice. All four refs missed it.

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:45 Daver Karnosky
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Daver Karnosky: 

We will be heading to overtime here.

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:46 Daver Karnosky
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Matthew Semisch: 

We’re going to overtime in St. Paul, folks. North Dakota and Colorado College are locked at 3-3 after 60 minutes. UND outshot CC 32-20 in regulation.

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:46 Matthew Semisch
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Daver Karnosky: 

After three periods of play, North Dakota continues to lead in shots, 32-20.

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:46 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From RobertRobert: ] 

These 2 teams will be conference opponents next season too.

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:47 Robert
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Daver Karnosky: 

Overtime records: UND is 2-1-7, CC is 2-2-4.

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:49 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From RobertRobert: ] 

Is it a 20-minute OT??

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:49 Robert
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Daver Karnosky: 

Yes, it will be a 20-minute overtime.

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:49 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From LSLS: ] 

Besides Howe, who has been the best Tiger?

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:58 LS
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Daver Karnosky: 

I would say that honor would go to Schwartz and Krushelnyski both. The pair have been key in keeping UND off the board on the power play.

Thursday March 21, 2013 9:59 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

So you’re saying this might take awhile?

Thursday March 21, 2013 10:01 Guest
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[Comment From SalsaJimSalsaJim: ] 

Do you know what Gleason’s +, – is?

Thursday March 21, 2013 10:01 SalsaJim
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Timothy Boger: 

minus-2

Thursday March 21, 2013 10:01 Timothy Boger
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Daver Karnosky: 

Here we go with bonus hockey.

Thursday March 21, 2013 10:02 Daver Karnosky
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Daver Karnosky: 

After a strong first couple of shifts for CC, UND is starting to take control now.

Thursday March 21, 2013 10:04 Daver Karnosky
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Daver Karnosky: 

Nice chance for UND’s Stephane Pattyn, but he didn’t quite get all everything on a one-timed shot.

Thursday March 21, 2013 10:05 Daver Karnosky
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Daver Karnosky: 

Icing called against CC. The Tigers control the faceoff, however, but can’t get the puck out of the zone.

Thursday March 21, 2013 10:06 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From JakeJake: ] 

why did roots replace overtime with the replay of the wisconsin/ minnesota state game?

Thursday March 21, 2013 10:07 Jake
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Daver Karnosky: 

Good question???

Thursday March 21, 2013 10:07 Daver Karnosky
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Daver Karnosky: 

Howe got some work done on his skate during the last whistle.

Thursday March 21, 2013 10:09 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From Johnny BJohnny B: ] 

are the Sioux still keeping up the offensive pressure?

Thursday March 21, 2013 10:09 Johnny B
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Daver Karnosky: 

Yes, it’s been all UND since the opening shifts. However, they haven’t gotten any shots through to Howe.

Thursday March 21, 2013 10:10 Daver Karnosky
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Daver Karnosky: 

Nice scoring chances for Fejes, but Saunders makes two big stops.

Thursday March 21, 2013 10:10 Daver Karnosky
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Daver Karnosky: 

CC scores off the faceoff!

Thursday March 21, 2013 10:11 Daver Karnosky
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Daver Karnosky: 

Wait a minute, it’s under review.

Thursday March 21, 2013 10:11 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From Johnny BJohnny B: ] 

ah man why do we always get stuck on a hot goalie in tournaments now

Thursday March 21, 2013 10:11 Johnny B
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Matthew Semisch: 

Colorado College wins 4-3 4:52 into the overtime period. Well, probably – Looked good as a goal off the faceoff, but it’s being reviewed.

Thursday March 21, 2013 10:11 Matthew Semisch
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[Comment From JakeJake: ] 

why the review?

Thursday March 21, 2013 10:12 Jake
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Matthew Semisch: 

They’re looking for an intentional redirection in front of the goal at Saunders’s far post, but I don’t think there was one. This should count.

Thursday March 21, 2013 10:12 Matthew Semisch
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Daver Karnosky: 

Stoykewych takes the shot, but there was a winger in front who may have interfered with Saunders.

Thursday March 21, 2013 10:12 Daver Karnosky
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Daver Karnosky: 

The goal will stand.

Thursday March 21, 2013 10:13 Daver Karnosky
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Daver Karnosky: 

Huge victory for the Tigers.

Thursday March 21, 2013 10:13 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From AndyAndy: ] 

Ohhhh Baby!!! go Tigers! I might be driving to St. Paul from Chicago!

Thursday March 21, 2013 10:14 Andy
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[Comment From BruceBruce: ] 

Congrats to CC.

Thursday March 21, 2013 10:14 Bruce
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Matthew Semisch: 

It counts. CC won the offensive zone face off, the puck came back to Tigers defenseman Peter Stoykewych, and the sophomore fired through traffic a shot that beat Saunders at the far post. 4-3 CC, final.

Thursday March 21, 2013 10:14 Matthew Semisch
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[Comment From LSLS: ] 

Thanks for everyone who made this live blog possible :)

Thursday March 21, 2013 10:14 LS
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Daver Karnosky: 

You are most welcome.

Thursday March 21, 2013 10:15 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

Gophers are ready for CC

Thursday March 21, 2013 10:15 Guest
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Matthew Semisch: 

It’s our pleasure.

Thursday March 21, 2013 10:15 Matthew Semisch
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Daver Karnosky: 

We will see. With the way Howe played tonight, anything might be possible.

Thursday March 21, 2013 10:15 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From Ben in AlbanyBen in Albany: ] 

Way to go CC!

Thursday March 21, 2013 10:15 Ben in Albany
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Daver Karnosky: 

Remember to join us again tomorrow for our coverage of the WCHA Semi-Finals.

Thursday March 21, 2013 10:16 Daver Karnosky
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[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

Lucia gets to face his old team once again in the WCHA tournament. Should be a great game!

Thursday March 21, 2013 10:16 Guest
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Good game ….. Both teams played hard… But CC tigers won…. Yay Tigers!

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The goal was ruled to have hit a North Dakota defender in front of Saunders, rather than CC’s Jared Hanson.

Thursday March 21, 2013 10:19 Daver Karnosky
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Stoykewych’s OT winner went off a UND player. I thought at the time that the shot went off CC’s Jared Hanson at the far post, but video replay suggests otherwise.

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  • Satchel

    Don’t be so soft. Tech deserves an F.

    • Sheps20

      Pretty good report card–well done–Merry Christma!

  • Kb_nodak

    Matt Frattin was dismissed for one semester, went home got his act together and has become maybe the best college player in the US. Your dislike for UND is evident in your post. Your facts are agin inaccurate.

    • The Oil Drum

      seems pretty accurate to me

  • RinkRat

    Who wrote this Blog? It reads like a C students English report.

  • Jon

    Frattin was not dismissed for a few years. It was one semester. And how did UND look iffy?? With the hardest schedule in the nation combined with 3 straight series on the road to start the season stretching from Alaska to Maine, I’d say their record was pretty amazing. Not to mention that they are in the best position at the half ever under Hakstol. I would argue they are exceeding already lofty expectations.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KBVOP7JEIJTGTBGPEMTI67KVLU J

    theresa, you obviously dont take your job seriously…..you give little explanation on your “grades” and i see hatred in your words for some teams. Matt Frattin misssed one semester and during that time he recieved counceling, worked construction and worked out vigurously….when he came back he took out a loan and paid for college himself. He got a little drunk so what who doesnt? he was on the bad end of getting caught, im sure he learned his lesson…so give him some credit and stop using disrespectful phrases to describe our college kids. Denver deserves A+ becuase of the goaltending and how hard they play with a young team. Duluth is going to fall apart a one scoring line team never goes all the way without falling out a bit…………

    • Zach

      if you think Duluth only has one scoring line you don’t know them at all. I have season tickets and our 2nd line is just as good, maybe even better than our top line

    • bdmjumpman

      I agree with your comment J. I went to school at UND for a year. It is really hard not to become a drunk there. I ended up dropping out and joining the Navy where I have enjoyed an extremely successful career. Frattin is a young kid living in a culture of drinking. Give him a break and a little credit for getting through it and improving his life and future career.

  • wchafan

    Theresa, really, your grammar does need a little work. Rinkrat was being nice. Also, I think your commentary about Matt Frattin was very unprofessional. Frattin was given a second chance and has made the best of it. I think your hyperbole about him being a “drunken idiot for several years” was spoken by someone who knows very little about the local situation at UND…..something I thought you were paid to know? Come on Theresa, you can do better than this. Impress me in the second half…:)

  • Shacker

    Any writer who calls a college hockey player a drunken idiot has lost all my respect. The kid has done a 180 on his life but you don’t bring that up.Your hate for the Sioux obviously fogs your writing.

  • J_ot

    This blogger is a drunken idiot! Really, the sioux starting off not so well???? Hmmmmmmm.. Thats weird… They have the toughest schedule year in and out(check the SOS if you don’t believe me), and they actually are doing much better this year than they usually do.. So shut it!!! Sioux will skate for 8 this year!!!

  • Umdbhik

    Tech has indeed played UMD this year. They were swept in Duluth.

  • Duluth06ChE

    This may be the first time ever, but I have to agree with most of the UND fans’ comments. Frattin made a terrible mistake, payed for it, and is now tearing it up in Grand Forks. If you’re going to bring up the kid’s past, at least be a little more professional than saying he was a “drunken idiot”. I hate UND as much as the next guy, but I don’t get paid to write about them from a non-biased point of view.

    You might also want to take the time to fact check and edit for grammar before submission. I count no less than two glaring errors in facts and stats. This report card also feels like it was written by someone like me who gets all their information from box scores, post game wraps and a handful of games seen played by 4 or 5 teams in the league.

    For all these reasons, I give this report card a D- for the sheer fact that you at least wrote one in a feeble attempt to earn your paycheck.

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