Minnesota State scored three first-period power-play goals and led 4-0 after the first period to knock off No. 4 St. Cloud State in the final game of the season at the Verizon Wireless Center.
Rylan Galiardi scored two goals and assisted on another. Kurt Davis had a goal and two assists, and Mike Louwerse also scored a goal for the Mavericks. Mike Dorr had two assists, and goalie Phil Cook (27 saves) was outstanding over the game's final 30 minutes.
The Huskies cut their deficit in half in the second period by top-scorers Ryan Lasch and Garrett Roe. Meanwhile, their freshman goalie Mike Lee (26 saves) was also top-notch after replacing Dan Dunn when it was 3-0.
Minnesota State moved up to eighth place in the WCHA standings briefly but went back to ninth after Alaska-Anchorage pulled off a 3-2 home victory over Minnesota Duluth.
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