EAST LANSING – Coming off of a loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes (15-8-6) the night before, the Michigan State Spartans (6-18-3) plan to take it just one game at a time.
Ohio State is in fourth-place in the Big Ten, while the Spartans remain last in the conference.
Buckeye goalie, Christian Frey, is leading the Big Ten with the highest save percentage at .913 and forward Mason Jobst is second in the Big Ten for leading scorer, averaging 1.38 points-per-game.
Ohio State leads the night with a power-play goal from Matthew Freytag. A period later, the Buckeyes get two quick back-to-back goals from right wing Nick Schilkey and left wing Brendon Kearney.
Michigan State, known for their scrappy comebacks, comes up with two goals later on, putting them back in the game.
Freshman Logan Lambdin delivers the first one for the Spartans, making that his fourth of the season. Sophomore Mason Appleton adds one 10 minutes later, closing up the 3-0 deficit, getting Michigan State back in the game.
The Buckeyes show persistency to keep the lead further from the Spartans, with a goal from Matthew Weis.
Taro Hirose finds Sam Saliba and gives him a cross-ice pass as Saliba hits a one-timer into the net, giving the Spartans their third goal late into the third period.
Minney was pulled to add an extra man on the ice, but the Spartans couldn’t maneuver the puck into the back of the net and OSU took the second win of the weekend series.
The Spartans will conclude their home games when they host no. 9/8 Penn State next weekend at Munn Ice Arena, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.