Saturday, March 1, 2008
No. 4 CC 0, No. 10 Minnesota State-Mankato 0 (end of 1st period)
It's scoreless after a sleeper of a first period in which CC had a few fast breaks and not much sustained pressure. Minnesota State-Mankato, on the other hand, was able to maintain pressure in CC's offensive zone, but couldn't get much to the net until the end of the period. The Mavericks' best opportunity came with about four minutes left in the period when right wing Kael Mouillierat put a shot on net. Goaltender Richard Bachman stretched out to cover the rebound with his glove, but it slipped out and Mouillierat got another chance. But Bachman, desperate to cover his right post, whirled around and, with his back to the play, knocked Mouillierat's shot wide with his glove.