|1st||10:55||PRN||1-0||EV||Ryan Kuffner (8)||Alex Riche/6, Derek Topatigh/4|
|1st||18:50||PRN||2-0||EV GW||Ben Foster (2)||Garrett Skrbich/1, Ryan Siiro/1|
|2nd||9:19||PRN||3-0||PP||Eric Robinson (8)||Tommy Davis/3, Liam Grande/2|
|2nd||10:33||PRN||4-0||EV||Liam Grande (2)||Joe Grabowski/2, Max Becker/1|
|2nd||14:56||PRN||5-0||EV||Garrett Skrbich (1)||Max Becker/2|
|3rd||10:21||PRN||6-0||PP||David Hallisey (6)||Jackson Cressey/11, Ryan Kuffner/7|
|3rd||12:29||MNS||1-6||EV||Sean Flanagan (2)||Marc Michaelis/14, Josh French/2|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Minnesota State (10-7-2)||0/4||8/27||0|
|Minnesota State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Cole Huggins (L, 7-4-0)||30:33||4||15||5||0||20|
|Colton Phinney (W, 6-7-1)||59:54||1||9||12||5||26|
Princeton, N.J. --- Princeton University scored the game's first five goals en route to a 6-1 win over visiting Minnesota State in a men's college hockey nonconference game Friday.
Princeton came out flying from the opening face-off, outshooting the Mavericks 17-9 and tallying a pair of even-strength goals in the first period. The first goal, scored at 10:55 came on a rebound chance off the stick of Ryan Kuffner. Minnesota State netminder Cole Huggins made a nice save off a shot from Garrett Skrbich, but the Mavericks failed to clear the rebound and Ben Foster capitalized, putting the puck into the net at 18:50 and the score stood 2-0 at the end of 20 minutes of play.
The host Tigers took control of the contest in the second period with three unanswered tallies. Eric Robinson one-timed a pass from across the slot from Tommy Davis at 9:16 to make it a 3-0 Princeton lead. It became a four-goal Minnesota State deficit at 10:33 on a deflection by Liam Grande and at that point, Jason Pawloski replaced Huggins in the Minnesota State net. Skrbich's first goal of the season at 14:56, which came after Pawloski stopped his breakaway chance, gave Princeton a 5-0 lead after two periods of play.
A shot from the wing by David Hallisey leaked through for a Princeton power play goal at 10:21 of the third period. Senior defenseman Sean Flanagan's wrist shot from the point beat Colton Phinney high on the stickside at 12:29 for his second goal of the season and the game ended with Providence claiming the 6-1 win.
Princeton, which has now gone 7-1-0 in its last eight games, owned a 37-27 advantage in shots on goal and converted on two-of-seven power play chances in the contest. The Mavericks finished the game with a zero-for-four ledger with the man advantage.
Now 10-7-2 overall for the season, the Mavericks close out the two-game series with Princeton (7-7-1) Saturday with a 6:00 p.m. CST face-off scheduled.