B1G Hockey: Gophers top Buckeyes in Hockey City Classic

BTN’s second Frozen Friday of the year was a memorable one, featuring two shutouts. Michigan State kicked off the night with an impressive 3-0 win over Penn State. After that, No. 1-ranked Minnesota topped Ohio State 1-0 in the outdoor Hockey City Classic. Catch up on all the action in this post.

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MINNESOTA 1, OHIO STATE 0 | RECAP | BOX
The top-ranked Minnesota men’s hockey team outlasted Big Ten conference foe Ohio State, 1-0, in a defensive struggle to win the Hockey City Classic at TCF Bank Stadium Friday night. The 45,021 fans on hand gave the game the largest attendance ever for a hockey game in the state of Minnesota. It was the first-ever conference game between the two teams.

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https://twitter.com/BTN_Minnesota/status/424379491201187840

MICHIGAN STATE 3, PENN STATE 0 | RECAP | BOX
Goaltender Jake Hildebrand made a career-high 48 saves and the senior line of Greg Wolfe, Dean Chelios and Lee Reimer combined for all three goals as the Michigan State hockey team defeated Penn State, 3-0, on Friday night in front of a crowd of 6,397 at Munn Ice Arena. The win was the Spartans’ first in the Big Ten as they are now 7-10-3 overall and 1-2-2-2 in the conference.

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https://twitter.com/BTN_Michigan_St/status/424330580176564224

https://twitter.com/BTN_Michigan_St/status/424329621232832512

Originally from Farmington Hills, MI, I have worked at the Big Ten Network since 2012 and took over my role as web editor and blogger in August, 2013. Follow me on twitter for constant Big Ten updates @srmerriman. Thanks and enjoy!!

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