With continuous hard work and a season unlike any other, the Michigan State Spartans hockey team is the regular season Big Ten champions for the first time in conference history. Here is a summary of MSU's last weekend of regular season play and what is in store for the team as it heads into the Big Ten Tournament.
Night one of the Michigan State and Ohio State series brought a tough loss, as the hungry Buckeyes fought for the win more than the Spartans. But, the roles quickly flipped on night two as MSU came in hot for an incredible 5-2 win and a position to clinch the No. 1 seed in the Big Ten with a big upcoming weekend.
After a tough 6-2 loss to the Buckeyes on night one of the series, Michigan State's hockey was on the prowl for a comeback win on Senior Night to take down its visitors once and for all. Three goals in the second period helped the Spartans beat Ohio State 5-2 on the second and last night of the team's final home series this season.
After a bye week for the Spartans, the men's hockey team was back at Munn Ice Arena for the final home series of the regular season to take on the Ohio State Buckeyes. OSU is currently ranked last in the Big Ten with just a lone three conference wins, but after a prior weekend sweep against the Wisconsin Badgers, the Buckeyes kept their hot streak alive and took a dominating 6-2 win over the Spartans.
The time had finally arrived for the last home series of the regular season for the Michigan State Spartans, and another opportunity at a big sweep against the Ohio State Buckeyes, but MSU took a quick fall in the second period which resulted in a 6-2 loss in night one of the two-game series.