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For different reasons, goaltending has been a major story line this season for the Michigan and Michigan State hockey teams. Both are coming off weekend sweeps — including shutouts in their last game — and meet in the "Duel in the D" at 7:35 tonight at Joe Louis Arena. Michigan State junior stopped 55 of 56 shots in a sweep of Ohio State last weekend to earn Big Ten first star of the week. He has allowed two goals or fewer in five of his last six games. He leads the Big Ten with a 2.41 goals-against average and a .918 save percentage, and his 1,317:55 minutes played are the most in the conference and 11th highest in the country.