Bulldogs fall to Minnesota State 4-2

The University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs slide out of control, giving Minnesota State a come-from-behind victory 4-2.

Photo: Dave Harwig

Third period hockey just isn't exactly what this team excels at.  Not only have they blown 2-third period goal leads in a row, but they also extended their current losing streak to four games.  By the way, the Bulldogs have not lost four games in a row since the 2007-'08 season when they were swept by Colorado College, North Dakota, and finally winning on the second night in a series with Minnesota.

Minnesota State got on the board first, pretty early in the first period which gave Bulldog fans a good "here we go again" feeling, an emotion much like last Friday night against Denver.  But Austin Farley has other plans.  Tim Smith took a hard shot from the point and Farley redirect the puck into the back of the net.  It was truly awesome to see standing behind the net.  It was also a well deserved goal for Farley, who's missed on some opportunities for tip-ins as of the last few games.

The physical play picked up as the game went on, as most college hockey games do, but was easily noted during the second period.  Mike Seidel gave the Dogs the lead with an absolutely beautiful shot from the point.  Maverick Goalie Stephon Williams didn't have a chance as he was pretty well screened, but a hell of a shot non the less.

So the Dogs had a nice lead entering the third period.  Before tonight's game, they were 6-2-2 when entering the third period with a lead, but as we all know now, that record has another loss tally.  I'll follow with stats with the weekend recap, but for now enjoy the highlight video I made late last night.  All goals included this time.  Again sorry about the quality, I have to work with what I get.