The Michigan State hockey team knew that this weekend was going to be big. They were looking for the first road sweep in a long time. The Spartans came just short after losing a shootout on Saturday night. MSU played well in both games and they are starting to play much better than they were in previous conference games. On Friday night, Daultan Leveille broke a 0-0 deadlock early in the third period and the Spartans scored three more goals after that. Brett Perlini had two of the Spartans four goals in the game. Will Yanakeff earned his first collegiate shutout. Brock Shelgren and Derek Grant each had goals in Saturday's 2-2 tie. MSU lost the shootout 2-1.
Michigan State has Miami, one of the top teams in the country coming in next weekend. A split in the series would be good and a 4,5, or 6 point weekend could really help them out in the conference standings.