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It was the kind of game that sportswriters should love to write about. But when you combine a comeback with controversy with overtime and something called a deadline, it can cause you to lose your hair. Fortunately for me, there's not much hair to lose.
Here's a quick rundown of tonight's third period and overtime:
MSU had a chance to tie the game early in the period but Trevor Bruess' penalty shot was stopped by Shane Connelly.
With 5:33 to go in the period, it appeared that Tom Gorowsky gave Wisconsin a 4-2 lead. However, after going to the video review, referees Todd Anderson and Pete Freesma ruled that Gorowsky kicked the puck behind goalie Mike Zacharias.
Less than a minute later, the Mavericks were on the power play and ran it beautifully. Kael Mouillierat tied the game with a snipe from the right circle over Connelly's glove.
In overtime, Andy Sackrison makes a big body check on Brendan Smith, knocking the defenseman off the puck and moving the puck up to Jerad Stewart for a 2-on-1 rush with Zach Harrison. Stewart keeps it himself and scores the game-winning goal with 1:46 to go.
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