|2nd||16:00||LSS||1-0||PP GW||J.T. Henke (10)||Mitch Hults/11, Eric Drapluk/2|
|3rd||10:15||LSS||2-0||EV||Austin McKay (2)||-|
|Lake Superior State||0||1||1||2|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Lake Superior State||5||5||4||14|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Lake Superior State (14-21-5)||1/3||7/14||0|
|Minnesota State (19-12-7)||0/6||4/8||0|
|Lake Superior State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Gordon Defiel (W, 11-13-4)||60:00||0||21||22||14||57|
|Minnesota State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Cole Huggins (L, 11-10-2)||56:14||2||5||4||3||12|
Mankato, Minn. --- #16 Minnesota State outshot Lake Superior State by a 57-14 margin Saturday in dropping a 2-0 decision in the second game of the best-of-three WCHA play-off series.
With the series now knotted at 1-1, the deciding game will be played Sunday night.
The Mavericks owned a 21-5 advantage in first period shots on goal, but could not put the puck past Laker netminder Gordon Defiel and after the first 20 minutes of action, the score stood 0-0.
Lake Superior State took advantage of a power play opportunity in the second period at the 16-minute mark when J.T. Henke one-timed a backdoor pass from Mitch Hults past Cole Huggins for the game's first goal.
It became a 2-0 lead for the Lakers at 10:15 of the third after Austin McKay's turnaround shot from 30 feet out bounced off a Minnesota State defender's glove before tumbling past a surprised Huggins on the stick side.
The Mavericks outshot Lake Superior State by a 57-14 margin in the game, marking the 32nd time this year Minnesota State has outshot its opponents this year. The 57 shots is the most by Minnesota State since March 13 of 2015 when the Mavericks put 59 shots on goal in a WCHA first-round play-off game vs. Lake Superior State.
Junior netminder Cole Huggins, who finished with 12 saves. stands 11-10-2 on the season with tonight's decision and owns a 36-20-3 mark for his career.
The Mavericks went zero-for-six in power plays in the game, while Lake Superior State finished with a one-for-three ledger with the man advantage.
Minnesota State, which has gone 8-4-2 in its last 14 games, stands 19-12-7 overall on the season.
The Mavericks and the Lakers conclude the series Sunday night with a 7:07 p.m. face-off scheduled.
LSSU'S DEFIEL SETS WCHA POSTSEASON RECORD WITH 57 SAVES IN REGULATION GAME
EDINA, Minn. - March 12, 2016 - Lake Superior State sophomore goaltender Gordon Defiel set a WCHA postseason record tonight with 57 saves in a regulation game, leading the Lakers to a 2-0 victory at Minnesota State in game two of their 2016 quarterfinal round series. The 57 stops are the 10th-most in WCHA playoff history, behind nine goaltenders who tallied more stops in overtime contests.
Most Saves, Game - WCHA Postseason
|Saves||Goaltender, Team (Opponent)||Date|
|76||Carmine Guerriero, Alabama Huntsville (at Michigan Tech) - 3OT||03/13/2015|
|75||Kirk Daubenspeck, Wisconsin (at Colorado College) - 4OT||03/08/1997|
|72||Jeff Tschenre, Minnesota (at Michigan State) - 3OT||03/14/1976|
|67||Bobby Goepfert, St. Cloud State (vs. Minnesota Duluth) - 3OT||03/11/2007|
|Sam Brittain, Denver (vs. Minnesota Duluth) - 2OT||03/16/2012|
|64||Dave Versical, Michigan State (vs. Minnesota) - 3 OT||03/14/1976|
|62||Josh Johnson, Minnesota Duluth (at St. Cloud State) - 3OT||03/11/2007|
|60||Judd Lambert, Colorado College (vs. Wisconsin) - 4OT||03/08/1997|
|Mike Lee, St. Cloud State (at Minnesota Duluth) - 3OT||03/12/2011|
|57||Gordon Defiel, Lake Superior State (at Minnesota State)||03/12/2016|