1. A knack for big goals: Johnny McInnis is Mr. Saturday Night for Minnesota State. The Mavericks' captain scored his second huge goal in as many weekends to help his team get a series split. Saturday's overtime goal against Bowling Green was his ninth career game-winner and was reminiscent of an overtime goal he scored against Nebraska Omaha two years ago at the Verizon Wireless Center. He also made life a little more palatable for a sportwriter who didn't know how much copy he'd be able to squeeze out out of a scoreless tie!
2. Huggins has the net: Freshman goaltender Cole Huggins stopped 33 shots for his second career win and first shutout. Huggins, who also won a week ago at Bemidji State, stopped 24 shots over the first two peridos and backstopped a defensive corps that was down to five players -- including two sophomores and two freshmen (neither of which was Carter Foguth) -- after Brett Stern got the early boot for a checking-from-behind penalty. Rookie Casey Nelson rebounded nicely after a tough night Friday, and sophomore Nick Buchanan played his best college game so far.
Around the WCHA: Ferris State 5, Bemidji State 3 ... Alaska 3, Lake Superior 2 (OT) ... Michigan Tech 3, Michigan State 2 (OT) ... Northern Michigan 5, Western Michigan 4 ... Huntsville at Anchorage (late)