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Gratton’s Late Goal Gives Penn State 4-3 win

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With 56 seconds left in regulation, Penn State’s Tyler Gratton scored the game-winning goal to five Penn State a 4-3 triumph over Michigan State at Pegula Ice Arena.

Penn State (11-2, 5-2 Big Ten) got the scoring started 10:35 into the game on a goal by Jimmy Dowd Jr. that was assisted by Ben Schoen. But Michigan State (8-4-1, 4-2-1) fired back with two goals later in the period. Matt Basgall tied it at 1 12:55 in, with Miroslov Mucha and Nicolas Mueller assisting. Sparty too the lead less than five minutes later on a power play goal by  Jagger Joshua, assisted by Mueller and Karsen Dorwart. Penn State tied it a little more than four minutes into the second period on a Christian Berger goal that had assists from Jarrod Crespo and Connor MacEachern. It took Sparty 23 seconds to grab the lead back, courtesy of Cole Krygier, who got an assists from Tanner Kelly.

Penn State continued to fight and tied the game 14:23 into the third period on an unassisted goal by Berger, his second of the night. It looked like the game was headed into overtime until Gratton’s winner.

Penn State and Michigan State conclude their two-game set Saturday at 7:30, back at Pegula.

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