Minnesota Duluth goaltender Alex Stalock stopped 39 shots to shut out Minnesota State 4-0 Friday night at the DECC. It was the sixth consecutive Friday night that the Mavericks went without a win. Unlike a week ago against Alaska-Anchorage, however, they put up a fight this time.
Still, it was the first time the Mavericks had been blanked this season and broke a streak of 54 games with at least one goal.
“We put up a good effort, but we need a win,” said junior forward Kael Mouillierat, who had four shots stopped by Stalock. “We feel better about our game tonight, but it’s the same result. We can’t be satisfied.”
The Mavericks fell a point behind the Bulldogs and back into seventh place in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings. Their last series-opening win was Nov. 21 at Michigan Tech.
“Obviously, we’re disappointed in losing, but I thought the kids’ effort was good,” MSU coach Troy Jutting said. “Anytime you get 39 shots on net, you’re doing something right. But you gotta score when you get 39 shots on net.”