East Lansing, Mich. – No 11 Michigan State completed off a house sequence towards No 17/16 Penn State with a 5-3 victory. Gavin O’Connell had two objectives, whereas Artyom Levshunov and Tanner Kelly every had a objective and an help. Within the victory.
MSU improved to 8-3-1, 3-0-1 in Huge Ten play, taking 4 out of a attainable six factors from the Nittany Lions. PSU is now 5-3-3, 0-1-3 within the Huge Ten.
A wild opening 4 minutes noticed three objectives and a penalty – MSU went up simply 30 seconds into the sport on a Tanner Kelly objective, however took a tripping name 20 seconds later. Penn State scored twice in 19 seconds to take a 2-1 lead at 3:20, after which later within the interval killed off a five-minute main penalty and held the one-geal lead on the first intermission.
MSU got here way more cohesive within the second interval,and tied the sport at 2-2 on a objective chipped dwelling in entrance by Nicolas Müller. The groups traded objectives within the ultimate three minutes of the body – O’Connell gave his workforce a short lived 3-2 lead earlier than Dylan Lugris tucked dwelling his fifth of the 12 months at 18:41. That despatched the groups into the intermission deadlocked at 3-3.
O’Connell’s second – on the facility play – gave MSU a 4-3 lead earlier than the third interval was 5 minute outdated, and the whereas the Nittany Lions put 14 pictures on the board within the ultimate interval in hopes of an equalizer, Levshunov iced it with an empty-netter within the ultimate minute of play.
MSU was 2-for-3 on the facility play, whereas Penn State was 0-for-2 and 0-for-4 over the two-game sequence.
Trey Augustine made 34 saves, and Penn State goalie Liam Souliere had 23.
MSU completes its four-game homestand subsequent weekend when it hosts Wisconsin in a two-game set on Friday and Saturday.
STATISTICS OF NOTE
- Gavin O’Connell scored two objectives – one on the facility play – for his third multiple-goal effort within the final 4 video games. He now leads MSU with eight objectives.
- Tanner Kelly gave MSU the early 1-0 lead along with his second objective in three video games and added an help for his first multiple-point sport of the season.
- Artyom Levshunov picked up an help on the Müller objective along with an empty-net tally and now has factors in 4 straight video games.
- Nicolas Müller scored his first objective in Huge Ten play.
- Isaac Howard and Karsen Dorwart every had assists on O’Connell’s power-play objective. Dorwart now has some extent in 11 straight video games, and Howard in 10.
- Junior Pink Savage had two assists, his team-best sixth multiple-point sport of the season. With 14 factors on the 12 months, he has matched his level whole from his sophomore season at Miami.
- Trey Augustine made 34 saves and had 71 over the two-game sequence with Penn State.
- MSU has scored three or extra objectives in 11 of 12 video games this 12 months and 4 or extra in 10 of 12.
- The Spartans at the moment are 5-2-2 over Penn State within the final 9 video games.
First Interval: There was a interval price of motion within the first 4 minutes of the body. MSU took a 1-0 lead simply 30 seconds in, as Tanner Kelly streaked up the precise aspect and sniped one blocker-side on Liam Souliere. The Nittany Lions did not convert on an early energy play likelihood however had sufficient momentum from the person benefit to punch in a pair of objectives 19 seconds aside (3:01 and three:20) to show a 1-0 deficit right into a 2-1 lead. Freshman Aiden Fink jumped on a free puck within the slot for the primary rating, and Christian Berger’s bomb from the left level by means of visitors accounted for the second. Penn State killed off a serious penalty within the again half of the body, with only one goalie save and three blocked pictures. The guests held a 17-7 edge in pictures on objective within the interval.
Second Interval: Nicolas Müller tied the sport up on the midpoint of the second. Nienhuis initiated the play from the excessive slot, getting it over to Artyom Levshunov on the prime of the precise circle. Levshunov put it on web, and after an preliminary save by Souliere, the puck was free on the prime of the crease, and Müller was there to pop it dwelling. MSU went up 3-2 on a Gavin O’Connell rating at 17:58, as he redirected a rebound off a Pink Savage shot to attain his team-best seventh objective of the season. The lead was short-lived, as Dylan Lugris tucked dwelling a free puck on the left put up to tie the sport at 3-3. MSU outshot Penn State 11-6 within the interval.
Nicolas Müller chips one dwelling from a scrum in entrance, and we’re tied at 2-2! pic.twitter.com/bQStAv7FZ3
— Michigan State Hockey (@MSU_Hockey) November 11, 2023
Third Interval: MSU had its second energy play likelihood of the sport early within the third, and transformed with a second objective on the night time by O’Connell. Dorwart acquired the play going from the left circle, dishing to Isaac Howard within the prime of the slot. His blast was saved by Souliere, however the puck was free within the crease for O’Connell to have a free take a look at the left put up. Penn State generated 14 third-period pictures, however couldn’t get an equalizer. The Nittany Lions took a penalty at 18:44 to place them a person down for the ultimate stretch, however did handle to get Souliere off for an additional skater in an effort to get an equalizer. Levshunov scored into an empty web from in entrance of the Spartan bench to ice the sport with a 5-3 ultimate.
Make that ✌️ for Gavin O’Connell! He offers the Spartans again the lead with this strike on the facility play. pic.twitter.com/w0MoRQHbEX
— Michigan State Hockey (@MSU_Hockey) November 11, 2023
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