MSU engages in non-league series with Miami

Michigan State (9-4-1, 5-2-1 B1G) in Miami (5-7-2, 1-6-1 NCHC)
Events Friday, November 25, 2022, 7 p.m. | Saturday, November 26, 2022, 5 p.m
location Goggin Ice Center, Oxford, Ohio
tickets Miami ticket office
radio Friday: WVFN730 AM/WJIM 1240 AM Saturday: WJIM 1240 p.m
listen online: Click Spartan Media Network
Scott Moore (pxp) and Rob Woodward (analysis)
TV none
web streams NCHC TV ($) Friday | Saturday
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• MSU takes on Miami for the second straight season after a seven-year hiatus on the show. The former CCHA peers played at East Lansing last October with the Spartans going 3-1, 2-1. The all-time streak tips in favor of Michigan State, which leads 71-34-6. The Spartans hold a 29-16-3 mark at Oxford. Miami assistant coach Zach Cisek is a former Spartan and was a goaltender for MSU from 2013-2015. He is in his first season in Miami, having previously coached at Lake Superior State, where he coached MSU captain Miroslav Mucha (2019-22).

• MSU averages 3.5 goals per game and has scored 49 goals in 14 games. The Spartans scored 76 goals in 36 games a year ago and scored 80 goals in 36 games in the last full season before Covid (2019-20). MSU is on track to score 126 goals this season — and MSU hasn’t scored more than 100 goals in a season since 2011-12. Sixteen different players have scored MSU’s 49 goals, with 13 of them scoring at least two goals. A total of 20 skaters have at least one point a year.

• Karsen Dorwart has been named the second Big Ten star of the week, the conference bureau said on Tuesday. Dorwart had two goals and two assists in MSU’s split at No. 6 Penn State last weekend. Dorwart had an assist in Friday’s game and then recorded his first multi-goal game on Saturday. Dorwart is the fifth different MSU player to receive Big Ten Star honors this season, the most people honored in a single season for Michigan State since the 2015-16 season. He centers MSU’s top line and is the team’s second-best points-scorer with a 4-10-14 line. He’s ninth in the Big Ten in points, sixth in assists, and also sixth with a +11 rating.

• Freshman Daniel Russell remains Michigan State’s top scorer with 16 points (5-11-16) and is also the team’s assist leader. He ranks third in the Big Ten in both categories. He ranks 23rd nationally for assists per game (0.79).

Cole Krygier had one goal and one assist in the PSU series and took the team lead at +4. He owns a 3-2-5 scoring line a year with nine blocked shots. He recorded one goal and one assist, two blocked shots and a team-best plus-four in the Penn State series.

• Dylan St. Cyr made 63 saves in the split at No. 6/6 Penn State. He clocked 33 on the first night and 30 in Saturday’s win. St. Cyr has played in 13 of MSU’s 14 games this season (and in all eight Big Ten competitions). He leads the Big Ten with an overall savings rate of .930 (ninth nationally) and is third in the conference with a 2.23 GAA. He has the second most wins of any B1G netminder (8).


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