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.
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.
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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