Minnesota State Downed By Princeton, 6-1
Senior defenseman Sean Flanagan scores goal for Mavericks

Senior defenseman Sean Flanagan scored goal for Mavericks
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 10:55  PRN1-0 EV Ryan Kuffner (8)Alex Riche/6, Derek Topatigh/4
1st 18:50  PRN2-0 EV GW Ben Foster (2)Garrett Skrbich/1, Ryan Siiro/1
2nd 9:19  PRN3-0 PP Eric Robinson (8)Tommy Davis/3, Liam Grande/2
2nd 10:33  PRN4-0 EV Liam Grande (2)Joe Grabowski/2, Max Becker/1
2nd 14:56  PRN5-0 EV Garrett Skrbich (1)Max Becker/2
3rd 10:21  PRN6-0 PP David Hallisey (6)Jackson Cressey/11, Ryan Kuffner/7
3rd 12:29  MNS1-6 EV Sean Flanagan (2)Marc Michaelis/14, Josh French/2
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Minnesota State  0011
Princeton  2316
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Minnesota State  912627
Princeton  1715537
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Minnesota State (10-7-2)  0/4 8/27 0
Princeton (7-7-1)  2/7 4/8 0
Minnesota State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Cole Huggins (L, 7-4-0)30:334 155020
Jason Pawloski29:272 07411
Princeton Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Colton Phinney (W, 6-7-1)59:541 912526
Empty Net0:060     

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.