SHOOTOUT WINNER: 'Cats Get Big W In Mankato

Story and photo courtesy of NMU Sports Information. Click the AUDIO button to hear Garrett Searight's radio call of the shootout winner.

MANKATO, Minn. - The Wildcats traveled to Mankato and earned two of three points with a shootout win on Friday night. The game goes down as a 2-2 tie with the Wildcats earning the extra point, snapping a four-game losing streak against the Mavericks.

Matvei Kabanov scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period and then finished off the game with a nifty move in the third round of the shootout. Grant Slukynsky opened the shootout scoring in the second round before Kabanov sealed it. 

The 'Cats scored their two goals in the final two minutes of the second period, opened by Jack Perbix scoring his first goal of the season. Connor EddyAiden Gallacher, and Artem Shlaine all picked up assists on the evening, and Beni Halasz made 22 saves (.917 SV%).

The 'Cats now move to 8-12-3 overall and 6-8-1 with 20 points in CCHA play. The Mavericks move to 12-9-4 overall and 8-5-2 with 27 points.

LISTEN: Radio call of the shootout in Mankato.