Michigan State 1 Alaska 1 F/OT; MSU wins shootout 2-1
Michigan State won their second straight shootout after tying Alaska 1-1 in regulation and in a five min. overtime session. Jeff Petry scored the lone goal for the Spartans. Corey Tropp was credited with the assist. He and Andrew Rowe scored the two shootout goals. Rowe has become a go-to-guy in the shootout and it seems that Tropp, Rowe, and Chelios are the three shootout players now. Drew Palmisano got his first shootout victory and made 28 saves. The Spartans 12-7-5-2 in the CCHA and 17-10-5 overall. They hold a slim 3 point lead on Ferris State, who will play two games this weekend as MSU has a bye. The following weekend will be a battle for second place with a few teams lurking closely behind.