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Lakers and Mavs skate to another OT deadlock

Simon Gysbers

Dec. 8, 2007

OMAHA, Neb. - For the second straight night and fourth time in five meetings, the Lake Superior State and Nebraska-Omaha hockey teams skated to an overtime tie.

LSSU (2-11-3 overall, 0-8-2 Central Collegiate Hockey Association) followed Friday's 1-1 deadlock at UNO with a 3-3 tie on Saturday. The Lakers and Mavericks (5-7-3 overall, 4-7-3 CCHA) have played to overtime in five of their last seven contests against each other. LSSU is 0-4-1 in the overtime games and 1-2-4 in its last seven games against UNO.

Lake Superior State picked up two key points on the road to close out the 2007 portion of its season. The Lakers are off until their Jan. 4-5 series at Michigan State.

LSSU came back from one-goal deficits twice before taking a 3-2 lead on Will Acton's even-strength goal at 5:38 of the third period. UNO's Dan Charleston tallied the game-tying goal at 14:38.

Will Acton

The Lakers out-shot the Mavs 3-2 in overtime, but failed to convert on a power play during the extra period. They were 1-for-5 on the power play for the night, while UNO was 2-for-3.

The momemtum swung in LSSU's favor when UNO took a string of penalties late in the second period. The Lakers had 5-on-3 advantages for :36 and :23 seconds during a brief stretch. Nathan Perkovich scored a power-play goal with two seconds left in the second 5-on-3 and tied the game, 2-2. Troy Schwab had the only assist on Perkovich's goal, which was scored at 19:52.

Laker Simon Gysbers scored at 6:10 of the second period to sandwich a goal between UNO power-play goals by Joey Martin at 5:12 of the first period and Bryan Marshall at 9:09 of the second period.

Tyson Hobbins and Jason Blain assisted on Gysbers' goal, while Steven Kaunisto and Perkovich drew assists on Acton's goal.

LSSU goaltender Brian Mahoney-Wilson totaled 33 saves, including 14 in the first period and 11 in the third. Jared Kaufmann had 29 saves for UNO, including 12 in the first period and 10 in the second.

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