It wasn’t enough for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish to shut out the Michigan State Spartans 2-0 on Friday, so they did the same Saturday afternoon in East Lansing. With two power-play goals, the Irish ended the series to snap the frustration of the most recent Wisconsin and Minnesota series.
Following a game misconduct on Michigan State’s Joshua Jagger, Colin Theisen put Notre Dame on the board, with a power-play goal, his seventh goal of the season. In the first period of play, The Irish outshot the Spartans 18 to 8.
@colin_theisen13 charged up the power play.#GoIrish pic.twitter.com/eL052OoVsc— Notre Dame Hockey (@NDHockey) February 27, 2021
The Irish went after it on offense in the first, and the Spartans responded in the second by outshooting the Irish 15-11. Just as the period neared its end, Notre Dame’s Colin Theisen headed out for a game misconduct for contact to the head. By the period’s end, the score remained 1-0 Irish.
This time around, it was Landon Slaggert who found the back of the net for the seventh time this season, also on the power-play following an interference penalty on Michigan State’s Christian Krygier and the series finished with a 2-0 Irish win.
@slaggs_9 out here being nifty.#GoIrish pic.twitter.com/5Mts2Bq9IT— Notre Dame Hockey (@NDHockey) February 27, 2021
Notre Dame: Colin Theisen at 08:16 in the 1st with assists from Graham Slaggert and Nick Leivermann
Notre Dame: Landon Slaggert at 11:10 in the 3rd with assists from Graham Slaggert and Alex Steeves
Michigan State: Joshua Jagger for hitting from behind at 04:41 in the 1st, game misconduct
Notre Dame: Jake Boltmann for holding at 14:25 in the 1st
Michigan State: Mitchell Lewandowski for interference at 15:26 in the 1st
Notre Dame: Spencer Stastney for cross-checking at 18:26 in the 1st
Michigan State: Mitchell Lewandowski for cross-checking at 18:26 in the 1st
Notre Dame: Nick Leivermann for roughing after whistle at 13:31 in the 2nd
Michigan State: Brody Stevens for roughing after whistle at 13:31 in the 2nd
Notre Dame: Colin Theisen for contact with the head at 19:25 in the 2nd, game misconduct
Michigan State: Christian Krygier for interference at 10:01 in the 3rd
Michigan State: Jake Smith for roughing at 11:47 in the 3rd
Notre Dame: Nate Clurman for roughing at 11:47 in the 3rd
Notre Dame: Spencer Stastney for hooking at 12:40 in the 3rd
Notre Dame: Dylan St Cyr, 29 saves, Ryan Bischel, 0 saves
Michigan State: Drew DeRidder, 32 saves, Pierce Charleson, 0 saves
The Irish will take on the Penn State Nittany Lions on Friday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. in South Bend. Watch the game on NBCSN.
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