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St. Cloud/Minnesota State Third Period Notes


0:27- Nic Dowd from Cory Thorson and Nick Jensen (power play)) 2-0 SCSU

St. Cloud got an early power play. Dowd skated in from the left wing and poked home a rebound on a goalmouth scramble.

1:05- Drew LeBlanc from Kalle Kossila 3-0 SCSU

A quick turnover in the neutral zone allowed LeBlanc to come streaking down the left wing with a clear shot at the net. He waited for Williams to over-commit and beat him through a gaping fivehole.

14:24- Cory Thorson from Nick Dowd and Nick Jensen (power play) 4-0 SCSU

St. Cloud controlled the puck in the offensive zone. A pass from down low by Dowd found its way to Thorson in the high slot, and he beat Williams again with a nice wrist shot.

18:20- Kalle Kossila from Jimmy Murray and Taylor Johnson (power play) 5-0 SCSU

Kossila walked down the slot with the puck and deked around Williams for the goal.

19:08- Tony Mosey from Eriah Hayes and Johnny McInnis (shorthanded) 5-1 SCSU

Mosey scores off a scramble in front late in the game to ruin the shutout.


For a team looking for a third period comeback, the first minute was about as bad as you could script it for Minnesota State. Chase Grant took a cross-checking penalty, that easily could have been a five-minute major for hitting from behind, and St. Cloud capitalized with a power play goal. Immediately after the goal, a bad defensive breakdown led to a wide open shot for Drew LeBlanc, and he buried his opportunity to put Minnesota State into an almost immediate three-goal hole.

Once they picked up the 3-0 lead, St. Cloud played played pretty conservatively, leading to a lot of Minnesota State shots, but not many quality scoring chances.