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Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Tie Spartans 2-2

by on February 14, 2016 6:00 AM

How It Happened:

Penn State hockey skated away with five out of six possible points from Michigan State as the Nittany Lions tied the Spartans 2-2 but picked up an additional point in the standings after winning a shootout following overtime.

Eric Scheid added his second goal of the weekend just 3:13 into regulation as goalie Eamon McAdam picked up an assist on the score. Scheid registered two goals and an assist on the weekend. McAdam finished the night with 34 saves. The Nittany Lions took a 1-0 lead into the first intermission although in a much more evenly match affair than on Friday night.

In turn Michigan State dictated much of the pace of play in the second period scoring two goals and firing the first nine shots of the period on net. The Spartans scored just 86 seconds into the second period thanks to a Matt DeBlouw strike. Michael Ferranting made it 2-1 with 6:41 to go in the period as Penn State managed just six shots on net the entire frame.

Luke Juha got the game to overtime for Penn State scoring with just over five minutes to go while on the man advantage. Penn State killed off a 5-on-3 shorthanded situation late in regulation but survived taking the game to overtime. The Big Ten awards a tie for games that end after the five minute overtime period. A shootout, which Penn State won, awards a second point to the winner of the shootout instead of three points for a regulation or overtime winner.

Shots ended 37-36 in favor of Penn State with both teams earning an even 35 faceoff wins. David Glen.

It Was Over When:

Eamon McAdam made one final save to give Penn State a shootout victory and an extra point in the standings. Penn State leaves East Lansing with five of six possible points.

Stat Of The Game:

McAdam's assist is the third of the season for the goalie a mark that leads the NCAA at his position.

Player Of The Game:

With three points on the weekend and four goals all season against the Spartans, Eric Scheid takes home this honor.

Next Up:

Penn State returns to Hockey Valley to close out its home slate against Ohio State. Friday night’s game is set for a 6:30 opening faceoff on Big Ten Network with Saturday’s game commencing at 3 p.m. on ESPNU.

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