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Jack Hughes Scores Four Goals as Michigan Rallies Past Penn State 5-4

Penn State Hockey January 21, 2023 David Hague/NSN

Jack Hughes recorded four goals as Michigan rallied from a two-goal deficit to secure a 5-4 win over Penn State on Saturday night at Yost Arena. The Nittany Lions have been winless in its last five road games.

Penn State scored 44 seconds into the game when Xander Lamppa scored an unassisted goal. Six seconds later, Tyler Gratton scored which was assisted by Dylan Gratton and Christian Berger. Penn State was controlling the action and got a bunch of odd-man rushes, but Michigan held strong. Michigan had a power play opportunity Lamppa got called for hooking but was unable to capitalize. Penn State went on the power play when Nolan Moyle got called for indirect contact to the head, but it was not able to able to capitalize either.

Penn State led Michigan 2-0 after the first period. Penn State outshot Michigan 20-8 and won the faceoff battle 8-6.

In the second period, Penn State continued to control the action until Jimmy Dowd Jr. got called for slashing. Penn State killed the penalty and Michigan was assessed a major penalty when Ethan Edwards got called for contact to the head. Penn State was able capitalize when Danny Dzhaniyev scored an unassisted goal. Michigan finally got on the board when Hughes scored on a one-timer assisted by Keaton Pehrson and Mark Estapa. After a few minutes of back-and-forth action, Jarod Crespo got called for slashing for Penn State and Michigan capitalized when Hughes scored on a goal on a goal that was assisted by TJ Hughes and Gavin Brindley.

Penn State led 3-2 after two periods. Penn State won the faceoff battle 11-8 and outshot Michigan 9-5.

In the third after a slow period of action. Penn State increased its lead when Ture Linden scored on a goal assisted by Christian Berger and Ashton Calder. Later in the third period, Luke Hughes got a hat trick when he scored on a goal assisted by Rutger McGroarty and Adam Fantilli. A few minutes later, Dylan Dule tied the game on a goal assisted by Luca Fantilli. Michigan took the lead when Hughes scored his fourth goal of the game on a breakaway goal assisted by Adam Fantilli. Michigan scored three goals in four minutes to take the lead. Penn State had no sustained possession in the attacking zone. Penn State had its opportunities to tie the game, but it never materialized.

Penn State will play at Ohio State next weekend, while Michigan will host Wisconsin next weekend.

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