“We bent, but we didn’t break tonight,” said Emery. “We were able to play our style of hockey for 60 minutes.”
Although the Cardinals, who had eight freshmen in the line-up, held a 15-7 shot advantage in the first period, it was a scoreless game until Mark Constantine and Nick Jensen executed a nice give-and-go with Constantine one-timing the puck into the net with 1:25 left in the period.
In the second period, Plattsburgh continued to get the puck on net with a 16-8 edge in shots on goal.
But the Bengals tied the contest following a scramble in front of the Cardinals’ net. The puck went back to Nick Melligan, who sent a low shot past goalie Mathieu Cadieux, who was making his first start of the season.
That would be the only goal allowed by the junior, who stopped 19 of the 20 shots that came his way.
Carr was busy in the Buffalo State nets with 41 saves in all as Plattsburgh finished with a 47-20 shot advantage.
The Cardinals will complete their home weekend with a 7 p.m. game tonight against Fredonia, which skated to a 3-1 victory at Potsdam on Friday night.
Plattsburgh 6, Buffalo State 1
Score by periods:
Buffalo State 0 1 0 — 1
Plattsburgh 1 1 4 — 6
First period- 1, PSU, Constantine (N. Jensen), 18:35. Penalties- Hale, BS (tripping), 4:47. Puglisi, PSU (roughing), 8:15. Bessing, PSU (interference), 11:44. Lewis, BS (tripping), 15:10. Constantine, PSU (embellishment), 15:10. Cook, PSU (contact to the head), 19:09.
Second period- 2, BS, Melligan,l 10:54. 3, PSU, Cassidy (Brenton), 19:34. Penalties- Cassidy, PSU (boarding), 8:33. Corrigan, BS (interference), 13:34. Corrigan, BS (checking), 17:18.
Third period- 4, PSU. Brenton (Radisa, Cassidy), 5:31. 5, PSU, Baleshta ppg (Gorman, A. Jensen), 16:14. 6, PSU, Emmerling ppg (N. Jensen, A. Jensen), 16:39. 7, PSU, Baleshta ppg (Roytman, Cook), 17:03. Penalties- Zannella, BS (hitting from behind, game misconduct), 13:55.
Shots on goal:
Buffalo State 7 8 5 — 20
Plattsburgh 15 16 16 — 47
Goaltenders (shots-saves): Carr, BS, 47-41. Cadieux, PSU, 20-19.
Power plays (goals-opportunities): Buffalo State, 0-3. Plattsburgh, 3-5.