Maggy nets game-tying goal in third period
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Senior Brooke Maggy (Los Angles, Calif.) scored the game-tying goal 3:13 into the third period as Plymouth State University skated to a 1-1 tie with the University of Southern Maine in a New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) game at Hanaway Rink on Saturday afternoon.
The Huskies got on the board midway through second period and the lone goal would stand until Maggy converted on a breakaway early in the third. Neither team was able to pot a game-winner in the overtime period.
Plymouth State moves to 2-5-3 (2-3-3 NEHC) as USM goes to 3-5-4 and 3-4-2 in league action.
Plymouth State 1, Southern Maine 1 (OT)
Plymouth State 2-5-3, 2-3-3 NEHC
Southern Maine 3-5-4, 3-4-2 NEHC
How it Happened:
* After an uneventful first period the Huskies had a prime scoring chance early in the second on a 3-on-1 break, but senior Emelie Lindqvist (Gullerasen, Sweden) held her ground to turn aside a shot by freshman Brianna Doty (Lyndonville, Vt.).
* Less than 30 seconds later the Panthers had a breakaway opportunity of their own. Maggy broke free along the nearside but her shot went wide as the defense closed in on her.
* USM broke the ice at the 13:44 mark when junior Amanda Piknick (Hyannis, Mass.) grabbed a loose puck in the neutral zone and skated in for a one-on-one. She lifted a backhanded shot over Lindqvist's blocker for her first goal of the year to put the Huskies ahead.
* Maggy scored the equalizer 3:13 into the third period. Senior Taylor Jackson (St. Albans, Vt.) gained the puck in the neutral zone and found Maggy on the blue line. She spun around a defender and skated in alone before converting with a wrist shot.
* Each team had a power play chance in the overtime period, but neither was able to score. PSU fired four shots with the skater advantage over the final 55 seconds, but USM goaltender Britney Evangelista (North Smithfield, R.I.) made a pair of key stops and the Huskies blocked a last second attempt by junior Sydney Linnick (Highlands Ranch, Colo.).
Inside the Numbers:
* Maggy sits second on the team in both goals, with three, and points, with five.
* Plymouth State peppered Evangelista all afternoon, finishing with 50 shots to USM's 24.
* The Panthers held a 21-6 advantage in shots between the third period and overtime, but Evangelista was superb making 49 saves to move to 1-1-4 on the year.
* Lindqvist was solid between the pipes for the Panthers, turning aside 23 shots to move to 1-4-1.
* The teams combined to go scoreless on eight power play opportunities. USM finished 0-for-2, while the Panthers were 0-for-6.
* PSU improves to 5-1-1 over its last seven meetings with the Huskies.
Straight from the Coach's Mouth:
"I thought we controlled the pace of the game the whole time," said head coach Mykul Haun. "We executed a lot of our opportunities very well and controlled all three zones. We had a good up-tempo pace, even coming off of a road game last night, but USM did a good job of clogging up the middle. I thought we were good in the face-off circle, which was a key point for our game today."
* Plymouth State is off for the next three weeks for final exams and the holiday break. The Panthers return to action on Jan. 4 for a home contest with the University of New England at 6:00 p.m.
* The Huskies are also done for the 2018 portion of their schedule and hit the ice again Jan. 4 for the Delta Hotels Burlington Ice Hockey Classic hosted by St. Michael's College.
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