TONIGHT’S VIEWING: Midco Sports Network. Webcast on UNDsports.com. Lineup notes: Ausmus stays at forward. Thompson in at D. Saunders starts in net. Officials are Scott Bokal and Joe Sullivan. Full lines and live chat are below.
St. Lawrence 1, UND 0 — Matt Carey (Jeremy Wick, Greg Carey) 5:32 (pp). Greg’s point shot hits Wick, who is standing to the left of the net. The shot goes off of his body to Matt, who is standing at the right side of the net. Matt has a tap-in as the nation’s No. 4 power play converts. Greg’s point streak hits 10 games.
St. Lawrence 1, UND 1 — Connor Gaarder (Bryn Chyzyk, Adam Tambellini) :55 (pp). Chyzyk, standing in the corner, spots Gaarder at the top of the crease and attempts to center it. The puck goes off of his skate and in to tie the game. The goal snaps a 27-game goal drought for Gaarder.
St. Lawrence 2, UND 1 — Justin Wick (Justin Baker, Greg Carey) 12:31 (pp). Saunders loses his stick and Simpson has to give him his stick. Then, Baker has the puck in the left circle, defended by Simpson, but with no stick to deny the pass to the slot area, Baker takes advantage and Wick makes a perfect re-direct in the corner of the net for the goal.
St. Lawrence 3, UND 1 — Justin Baker (Greg Carey, Gavin Bayreuther) 19:00 (pp). Carey snaps a shot from the right circle that Saunders can’t handle. It trickles behind him and Baker easily taps it in.
St. Lawrence 3, UND 2 — Keaton Thompson (Drake Caggiula) 4:36. Caggiula leaves the puck for Thompson in the center of the ice. Thompson walks it a step and snaps a shot five-hole for his first-career goal.
St. Lawrence 4, UND 2 — Greg Carey (Chris Martin, Matt Carey) 12:52. Greg gets his fourth point of the game, when he finds a tiny bit of space in the slot and Martin finds him. Carey shoots five-hole for the goal.
St. Lawrence 5, UND 2 — Justin Wick (Eric Sweetman) 18;25 (en) (sh). UND pulls the goalie with a late power play, but St. Lawrence scores into the empty net.
21 Brendan O’Donnell–9 Drake Caggiula–19 Rocco Grimaldi
28 Stephane Pattyn–27 Luke Johnson–15 Michael Parks
29 Bryn Chyzyk–10 Adam Tambellini–7 Wade Murphy
20 Gage Ausmus–13 Connor Gaarder–22 Andrew Panzarella
5 Nick Mattson–6 Paul LaDue
18 Dillon Simpson–24 Jordan Schmaltz
4 Keaton Thompson–2 Troy Stecher
33 Clarke Saunders
31 Zane Gothberg
Out of lineup: Mark MacMillan (inj), Derek Rodwell (inj), Colten St. Clair (inj), Mitch MacMillan, Coltyn Sanderson and Matt Hrynkiw.
St. Lawrence’s lines
10 Greg Carey–16 Matt Carey–25 Chris Martin
27 Gunnar Hughes–24 Brian Ward–18 Patrick Doherty
12 Sean McGovern–26 Kyle Essery–19 Justin Wick
28 Trevor Hills–14 Alexander Dahl–13 Woody Hudson
2 Eric Sweetman– 51 Justin Baker
23 Riley Austin–11 Ross McMullen
7 Gavin Bayreuther –3 Ben Masella
34 Matt Weninger
30 Tyler Parks
29 Kyle MacDonald