B1G Hockey Recap: MSU tops Minnesota in shootout

There were two exciting Big Ten hockey games tonight on BTN’s Frozen Friday. No. 12 Michigan kicked off the action with a home win over No. 9 Wisconsin. Michigan State followed with a shootout win over No. 1-ranked Minnesota in the second game. Catch up on all the scores, stats and video highlights in this post.

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MICHIGAN STATE 2, MINNESOTA 2 (MSU wins in shootout) | RECAP

The top-ranked Minnesota men’s hockey team extended the nation’s longest unbeaten streak to 13 games on Friday night at Mariucci Arena, recording a 2-2 tie against Michigan State before losing to the Spartans in a shootout. Minnesota, now 18-2-5 and 7-0-2-0 in league play, overcame an early 2-0 deficit, but for the second time in three games against the Spartans this season, was unable to take the extra point by winning the shootout.

MICHIGAN 3, WISCONSIN 1 | RECAP

Tyler Motte (St. Clair, Mich.) and Alex Guptill (Newmarket, Ontario) scored in a 1:20 span in the first period, Zach Hyman (Toronto, Ontario) added a second-period goal, and Zach Nagelvoort (Holland, Mich.) made 26 saves to lead the 12th-ranked University of Michigan men’s hockey team to a 3-1 win over No. 9 Wisconsin on Friday night (Jan. 31) at Yost Ice Arena.

OHIO STATE 5, PENN STATE 1 | RECAP

Behind 46 saves from freshman goalie Christian Frey and 11 points from its junior class, the Ohio State men’s hockey team downed Penn State, 5-1, Friday in Value City Arena. Juniors Ryan Dzingel and Max McCormick each scored twice in the win, with Big Ten leading scorer Dzingel adding an assist for a three-point night. Junior Tanner Fritz had two assists in the victory.

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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