Senior goaltender Phil Cook is 3-1 in his four starts against the Gophers. Four of Minnesota’s six goals he allowed this weekend came on the power play.
After his team dropped three games in a row, Hastings sought some good vibes from another team on the Minnesota State campus.
“I had an opportunity to watch our football team play today was hoping some of that would rub off,” he said. “It’s a big win.”
The MSU football team improved to 10-0 on Saturday at Blakeslee Stadium, clinching a share of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference crown with a 27-13 win over Sioux Falls.
Senior defenseman Evan Mosey was a healthy scratch Friday and Saturday, snapping what had been a team-leading 53-game playing streak. … The Mavericks have outscored opponents 12-9 in third periods. … After allowing three power play goals on six chances Friday, the Mavericks allowed just one on six penalty kills Saturday. … Minnesota State is 2-0-1 at home this season.