Jagger Joshua recorded a hat trick for Michigan State as Penn State and Michigan State ended in 4-4 tie, but Michigan State wins the shootout 3-1 at the Nunn Ice Arena on Saturday night.
In the first period, Penn State drew first blood when Kevin Wall scored his twelfth goal of the season when he scored on a slapshot assisted by Connor MacEachern and Jarod Crespo. Penn State controlled the action in the first period and stayed aggressive staying in the Michigan State zone but Michigan State held its ground with strong defense. Michigan State had a power play opportunity when Ben Schoen got called for a hooking penalty, but Liam Souliere stopped eight shots on the penalty kill.
As Michigan State continued to be more aggressive and try to be aggressive Souliere continued to stand strong and stopped all shots in the first period. Penn State went on the power play when Michigan State was called for too many men on the ice.
Penn State led 1-0 after the first period despite being outshot 14-8, but it won the faceoff battle 10-8.
Michigan State wound up killing the penalty as the penalty crossed over into the second period. Penn State got called for a penalty when Chase McLane got called for interference and Michigan State capitalized when Miroslav Mucha scored on a goal assisted by David Gucciardi to tie the game at one. Shortly after the goal, Penn State went back on the power play when Jagger Joshua got called for holding and Penn State capitalized when Tyler Paquette scored an unassisted goal 16 seconds on its power play.
Later in the second period, Penn State extended its lead on an odd-man rush when Simon Mack scored a goal assisted by Ture Linden and Danny Dzhaniyev. Penn State continued to control the action spending time in the Michigan State zone Michigan State went on a power play when Connor McMenamin got called for hooking and they capitalized when Joshua scored on a slapshot assisted by Karsen Dorwart and Nicolas Mueller. Michigan State went back and got back on the power play when Dzhaniyev was called for tripping, but Penn State killed the penalty. Late in the period, Joshua scored his second goal of the season on a goal assisted by Dorwat and Daniel Russell.
The game was tied at three at the end of the second period.
The game action intensified in the third period as both teams were attacking, but the goalies held their own until Penn State scored when Dzhaniyev scored on an unassisted goal. Michigan State answered when Joshua scored his third goal of the game when he scored on a goal assisted by Cole Krygier. Penn State went back on the power play when Gucciardi got called for high sticking, but Michigan state killed the penalty. Penn State went on the power play again when Matt Basgall was called for holding but Michigan State killed the penalty. Both teams held their own in a stalemate for the rest of the regulation period as the teams went to overtime tied at four.
In overtime, Michigan State controlled the action as they were the more aggressive team, but Joshua took a slashing penalty for Michigan State. Michigan State killed the penalty, and they went on to a shootout.
Tanner Kelly scored on the first opportunity of the shootout.
Kevin wall got stopped in the first shot in the shootout.
Michigan State scored on its second shot of the shootout.
McEachern scored on the second shot for Penn State to win the shootout.
Michigan State scored again in the shootout to get the extra point.
Penn State will host Norte Dame next weekend at the Pegula Ice Arena, while Michigan State will travel to Minnesota next weekend.