Friday, November 06, 2015

Michigan State Dominates UNH 5-0

The last time UNH beat Michigan State in East Lansing was way back in 1976. Although UNH leads the all-time series against State 7-6-0, they were never in tonight's game. The Spartans dominated all facets of the game as UNH played its worst game of the 2015-16 season.

Adam Clark, who had backstopped UNH's last two wins, was out of the lineup with a shoulder injury sustained in practice this week. Danny Tirone faced a barrage of 42 shots and 5 pucks got past him. At the other end of the ice, UNH only managed 22 shots on goal and All-American goalie Jake Hildebrand had no difficulty stopping them all.

As brutal as it might be to watch, here are the video highlights of Michigan State's shutout of UNH.

1st Period goal by Mason Appleton at the 6:12 mark:

Midway through the 2nd Period, Tirone made a last-second save to keep the score at 1-0:

2nd Period Power Play goal by Villiam Haag at the 16:11 mark:

3rd Period goal by JT Stenglein at the 3:35 mark:

3rd Period Short-Handed goal by Joe Cox at the 6:49 mark:

One of the few bright spots for UNH was the play of the fourth line combination of freshmen Ara Nazarian and Chris Miller and junior Jamie Hill. Here's a shift midway through the final stanza in which the line brought energy and maintained puck possession in the Michigan State zone:

3rd Period goal by Cody Milan at the 12:29 mark:

Here is the boxscore for the 5-0 loss. UNH tries to redeem themselves against Michigan State Saturday night at 7:05.


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