Friday, February 26, 2010

Pioneers 3, Mavericks 1

No. 1-ranked Denver was all business against Minnesota State on Friday. Even when the Pioneers were getting outplayed, they didn't panic and just waited for their chances.

"It was just them bending and not breaking and us not capitalizing," MSU junior forward Rylan Galiardi said.

Two power-play goals and another (the game-winner) on a delayed penalty were enough to get by a pesky Mavericks. Having the best goalie in the country, Marc Cheverie (28 saves), certainly helped, too.

Rhett Rakhshani, the WCHA's leading scorer, had three assists, and Tyler Ruegsegger, Joe Colborne and Matt Donovan had the Denver goals. Zach Harrison scored MSU's lone goal, tying the game in the second period, on a nice feed from Galiardi.

It was 1-1 until Colborne broke the tie with a redirection of a William Wrenn shot between the pads of Phil Cook (love the photo here of him going old school and stacking the pads for one of his 17 saves) at 6:51 of the third period.

The Mavericks finished 0 for 4 on the power play.

Read The Free Press game story here.

(Free Press photo by Pat Christman)

1 comment:

BIGhkyfan said...

If it's BROKE - FIX IT!!!

0-4 on the PP. It needs work, so change it up. Our section see's it, why not try something different.

5-5 we held our own, if not controlling at times.

Not to mention the 5-3 play down low. Why do our forwards refuse to kick the puck out to the wide open D to draw the forwards up top and open the play down low? D, maybe you need to SCREAM at them so they know you are there?

one can see the potential this team has if given the chance. Schiller looks good back as a F. With the new D coming next year alond with Cooper and Mosey, we should be good.

That same line-up Saturday can get'ur done if we play more 5-5 and convert on a NEW PP group.