It took a wild bounce to beat Bachman, but the Mavericks got one to defeat the Tigers. Freshman Tyler Thompson netted the game-winning goal on the power play at 13:59. Kurt Davis took the initial shot from the point, and the puck bounced off the doors behind the goal and into traffic in in front of the net. It made its way over to Thompson, who didn't get much on his shot -- just enough to have it hit the pipe and Bachman's skate before it trickled over the goal line.
Can't forget Mike Zacharias, by the way, who stopped 25 saves.
The Mavericks put 19 (!) shots on goal in the second period and got one goal by Mick Berge to tie theg ame at 7:56 of the period. There are two excellent goalies in action tonight, but Richard Bachman is showing why he's the reigning WCHA player of the year.
Colorado College drew first blood with Chad Rau's power-play goal at 2:27 of the first period. The Mavericks outshot the Tigers 10-9 and were scoreless on four power plays, including a brief 5x3.
Correction from today's paper: This weekend's games will not be televised on Charter cable. Charter has instead elected to broadcast the Duluth-Wisconsin series. A crew from Bethany Lutheran College headed to Duluth today to do the production.
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