Friday, February 7, 2020

Series Preview: Omaha at Minnesota Duluth, Feb. 7-8, 2020

The Mavericks got a much-needed win (and a split) versus Western Michigan last weekend at Baxter Arena, capped off by a Taylor Ward empty net goal that gave him a hat trick on the night.

Hopefully that momentum will carry forward in a critical conference series against the second-ranked team in the NCHC. Omaha needs at least three points to stay in the race for home ice in the playoffs. (UNO has 21 points and is in a tie for fifth place with St. Cloud State; Western Michigan and Denver each have 28 points and are tied for third place in the conference.)

Duluth is ranked #6 in the nation and is coming off a sweep of Denver last weekend in Colorado. The Bulldogs are 15-9-2 overall and 10-4-2-0/0 in the NCHC. 

UNO is 12-11-5 overall and 6-7-3-0/0 in the NCHC. The Bulldogs have had the Mavericks number for a while, having won seven straight games, dating back to March 3, 2018. In December, UNO was swept by UMD at Baxter Arena. However, the Mavs are 7-5-2 on the road this season and are 4-3-3 in their last 10 games.

The games will be at 7:07 p.m. local time on both Friday and Saturday night.

> Friday, 7:07 p.m. CT
> Saturday, 7:07 p.m. CT

Both games will be broadcast live on 1180 AM (Zone 2). Donny Baarns will provide play-by-play and Terry Leahy will provide analysis. Pre-game coverage begins 30 minutes prior to face off. 

> Friday and Saturday’s games are available on ($).

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Check out the 16th episode of the second season of the “MavPuckCast with Jason & Jon” featuring special guest Bridget! 

Next up: The Mavs have a bye weekend before returning to action at Baxter Arena with a home series vs. Colorado College on Feb. 21-22.

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