Jan. 31, 1998
Spartan Hockey Blanks Miami, 7-0Box Score
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Friday night, Michigan State figured a few good offensive bounces would have changed the 1-1 tie score in its favor. Saturday night, the Spartans found out what a few dozen of those good bounces would do.
Michigan State romped to a 7-0 victory over Miami, the fifth-ranked team in the nation and the third-place team in the CCHA, in front of 6,502 at Munn Ice Arena.
The Spartans, ranked No. 1 in the nation and trailing Michigan by two points in the CCHA standings but with a game in hand, started the scoring just 25 seconds into the game and never looked back.
Whereas Friday night's 41 MSU shots produced one goal, Saturday the Spartans were frighteningly efficient, scoring seven goals on 33 shots, including six goals on their first 19 shots.
The overall effort included some defensive heroics as well, as Michigan State shut out the top-rated offense in the CCHA. It marks MSU's fifth shutout of the season, a new team record.
Among the stars who emerged:
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