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Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Skate Past Michigan State 6-1

by on February 13, 2016 6:00 AM

How It Happened:

Vince Pedrie opened the scoring just eight some minutes into regulation to make it 1-0 with a power play tally. Eric Autio and Eric Scheid registered the assists on the goal. Tommy Olczyk made it 2-0 with just under three minutes to go in the opening frame for a career high nine goals with an assist from Alec Marsh. The Nittany Lions out shot Michigan State 20-8 in the opening 2 minutes of play.

Michigan State cut the lead to just a single goal with 14:04 to go in the second period but Scheid picked up his second point of the night 55 seconds later to make it 3-1. Andrew Sturtz extended that two goal lead to a three goal margin with 6:18 to play in the frame. The goal was Sturtz's 14th of the year and a team high. His unassisted tally was Penn State's 10th on the year which is second best in the NCAA.

David Goodwin added another just three minutes into the final period and Zach Saar picked up the final score of the night for his second goal in as many games.

It Was Over When:

Scheid's second point of the night and answer to Michigan State's first and only goal of game put Penn State up 3-1 and once again in control. Strutz's 14th of the year made it 4-1 and put to rest any doubts about a Michigan State comeback.

Stat Of The Game:

Penn State is now 16-1-0 when leading after two periods this season. It was the 18th game this season Penn State has registered 40+ shots. Goalie Eamon McAdam didn't play, but was called for unsportsmanlike conduct for tussling with an MSU player on the bench. Penn State's 18th win of the year ties a program high.

Player Of The Game:

Eric Scheid had a big assist and a big goal to take home this honor.

Up Next: 

Penn State and Michigan State take the ice again Saturday night.

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