Concordia continued its rollercoaster season by losing 7-0 at Gustavus.
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Game Scoring Summary
ST. PETER, Minn. -- Concordia continued its amusement park-like 2005-06 season by losing 7-0 at Gustavus on Friday night.
Exactly one week after beating #5-ranked UW-Superior in overtime, the Cobbers were shutout for the second consecutive conference game. Concordia has posted a 5-1 record in games playing non-conference foes, while recording an 0-3 mark against MIAC opponents. The Cobbers have now been outscored 26-1 in their first three league games.
Gustavus wins their MIAC opener and improves to 4-2-0 overall. The Gusties record only their second shutout in the past two seasons. Both blankings have been against Concordia, and both have been by identical 7-0 margins.
After allowing two goals in the opening period, Concordia lost control of the game in the second period, allowing four goals and 19 shots on goal. The Cobbers held the Gusties to a combined 18 shots on goal in the first and third frames, but the 19-shot barrage in the middle period was too much to overcome for the Cobbers offense.
Gustavus tacked on one more goal in the final 20 minutes to push the score to 7-0. Concordia held an 11-7 edge in shots on goal in the third period but was never able to get the puck past Gustie goalie Erik Kraska.
Concordia was done in by an anemic power play and a high-scoring defensive unit for the Gusties. The Cobbers went 0-for-8 on the power play and the Gustavus blueliners accounted for four of the team's seven goals.
For the game, Gustavus narrowly outshot Concordia 37-32. The two teams combined for 19 penalties in the game. The Cobbers were whistled for seven penalties for 14 minutes, while the Gusties accumulated 12 penalties for 24 minutes.
Cobber netminder Josh Dowers stopped 30 shots and was saddled with his first loss of the season. Kraska made 30 saves in the Gustavus goal to earn his third win, and first shutout, of the year.
The two teams will finish the series tomorrow afternoon at 2:00pm at Lund Arena on the Gustavus campus in St. Peter, Minn.