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Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Romp Oklahoma, 4-1 Friday

by on February 15, 2013 8:10 PM

Final: Penn State 4, Oklahoma 1

What Happened: Penn State fell behind 1-0 after the first period but two goals in five minutes in the second period put the Nittany Lions ahead for good. A pair of goals in the final period of play put to rest any hopes of Sooner comeback.

Player of the Game: With a shorthaned defensive grouping, Mark Yanis was a one man wrecking ball, picking up a goal a long the way.

Turning Point: Michael Longo tied the game at 1-1 with nine minutes left in the second period. It was all Nittany Lions from there and Penn State never looked back.

What It Means: Penn State wins the second to last game ever at Greenberg Ice Pavilion.

On Deck: The final game at Greenberg Ice Pavilion, a 3:30 p.m. contest against Oklahoma on Feb 16. 

Second Intermission: Penn State 2, Oklahoma, 1

Penn State responded to giving up a late first period goal 11 minutes in to the second period. Michael Longo's blast made it past Sooner goaltender Colin Fernandes sparking the Nittany Lions. With momentum on its side, Penn State scored five minutes later as defenseman Mark Yanis slid between the circles and took a pass from Justin Kirchhevel before snapping it over Fernandes' shoulder.

Penn State goaltender PJ Musico made six saves in the second period, Penn State won the shooting battle, 14-6, and leads the shot total 26-20 through two periods.

First Intermission: Oklahoma 1, Penn State 0

A back and forth period saw the Sooners take a late 1-0 lead following a Jordan Greenberg goal with only 51 seconds left in the opening stanza.

Penn State's two-game exhibition series against Oklahoma marks the final two games at the Greeberg Ice Pavillion. The Nittany Lions will open the Pegula Ice Arena in the 2013-14 season.

PJ Musico got the start in net for Penn State making 13 saves while the Nittany Lions got off 12 shots on Sooner netminder Colin Fernandes.



Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for StateCollege.com. He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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