Minnesota State Falls to Minnesota, 1-0

Sophomore goaltender Jason Pawloski made 37 saves for the Mavericks
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 2:46  MIN1-0 PP GW Justin Kloos (3)Tyler Sheehy/8, Mike Szmatula/7
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Minnesota State  0000
Minnesota  0101
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Minnesota State  931123
Minnesota  1516738
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Minnesota State (8-5-1)  0/4 3/6 0
Minnesota (5-3-2)  1/3 4/8 0
Minnesota State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Jason Pawloski (L, 2-2-1)58:511 1515737
Empty Net1:090     
Minnesota Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Eric Schierhorn (W, 5-3-2)60:000 931123

Mankato, Minn. --- 15th-rated Minnesota State could not find a way to score in dropping 1-0 decision at seventh-rated Minnesota in a nonconference men's hockey game played Saturday at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis.

The Gophers, who outshot the Mavericks by a 38-23 margin in the game, used a second-period power play goal in salvaging a split in the series. Minnesota State won Friday's game in Mankato, 4-1.

The Gophers outshot the Mavericks by a 15-9 margin in the opening period and had several good chances from right in front of the net, but a stellar effort by Maverick netminder Jason Pawloski kept it a scoreless tie through the initial 20 minutes of action.

Minnesota kept the pressure on the in the second period and after a couple of whacks at a bouncing puck in front of the net during a power play, Justin Kloos batted it past a prone Pawloski at 2:46 in giving Minnesota a 1-0 lead. It stayed that way despite a 16-3 shots on goal advantage for the Gophers.

The Mavericks owned an 11-7 advantage in shots on goal in the third period and had a couple of good power play opportunities near the end of the game, but could not put the puck past Gopher netminder Eric Schierhorn.

Jason Pawloski stopped a career-high 37 shots in the contest and now stands 2-2-1 on the season. The 38 shots on goal by Minnesota are the most allowed by the Mavericks this season. Minnesota State (8-5-1 overall) was held scoreless four power play chances on the evening, while Minnesota (5-3-2) was one-of-three with the man advantage.

The Mavericks are idle next weekend before resuming play with a two-game WCHA home series vs. the University of Alaska in Mankato Dec. 2-3.