The Spartans started the game with a very early power play, however the Wolverines would be the first to connect on a power play goal. After the Michigan State power play the Wolverines got their own chance on the man-advantage, and took advantage with a goal from junior forward Luke Moffatt. Michigan then followed up that power play goal with a short-handed goal from junior forward Derek DeBlois.
The Spartans answered quickly in the 2nd period however by potting their own short-handed goal. Michigan State senior forward Chris Forfar was unassisted on the short-handed goal.
Michigan freshmen forward Andrew Copp then netted the game winning goal for the Wolverines, making the score midway through the second 3-1 Michigan.
Michigan State captain Greg Wolfe scored once more for the Spartans in the 2nd period, and Derek DeBlois scored his second goal for Michigan at the end of the 2nd period making the score 4-2 after two.
Michigan freshmen forward Cristoval ‘Boo’ Nieves notched the only goal of the 3rd period ending the game at 5-2 Michigan.
Both teams had 5 power play chances, but Michigan was the only team to convert, earning a single power play goal.
Michigan State is now only 1/5 in games against the rival Wolverines this season. However they have only been outscored 20-14 across those 5 games.
The Spartans will face Bowling Green for the third time this season next Friday.