The Michigan State hockey team fell to No. 5 Michigan, 4-1, on Saturday evening at Munn Ice Arena, giving the Spartans a split in the two-game weekend series with the Wolverines.
In a season of uneven performances, one-sided losses, bad puck luck and solid efforts that turned into late defeats, Michigan State finally got rewarded for its strong, energetic effort.
Matt DeBlouw’s goal 3:29 into overtime gave the Michigan State hockey team a 3-2 win over No. 5 Michigan on Friday night at a sold-out Joe Louis Arena.
MSU 3, U-M 2 (OT): DeBlouw helps Spartans claim Iron D Detroit Free Press
It took a little longer to decide who would leave Joe Louis Arena for the first time with the Iron D trophy. Michigan State earned the hardware with a 3-2 overtime win over No.5 Michigan on Friday night in the annual “Duel in the D” at Joe Louis Arena. It was the 308th meeting between the schools in hockey but the first time they were playing for the Iron D Trophy, which goes to the winner of the annual Big Ten conference game played in Detroit.
Matt DeBlouw secures 3-2 overtime win over Michigan MLive
For the second year in a row, Michigan State won the "Dual in the D" by beating rival Michigan at Joe Louis Arena. This time, the Spartans needed overtime before Matt DeBlouw scored the game-winner, ripping a shot past Steve Racine. Villiam Haag set up the power play goal to secure the 3-2 victory.
Deblouw’s Game Winner Propels Spartans Past Rival Wolverines Impact Sports
If someone had told you a month ago that the Michigan State hockey team would beat Michigan in any game this season, you would have called them crazy. Michigan has the best offense in the nation and one of the top lines in all of college hockey. But, that is what exactly what happened. The Spartans defeated Michigan 3-2 in overtime Friday at Joe Louis Arena.
Spartans top Wolverines in overtime at JLA Detroit News
Michigan State played the role of spoiler Friday night at Joe Louis Arena, knocking its bitter rival Michigan from atop the Big Ten standings with a 3-2 overtime victory before a sell-out crowd of 20,027.
MSU hockey upsets No. 5 Michigan in an OT thriller in Detroit State News
The fate of the most complete effort by this Spartan hockey team (7-18-2) rested on the stick of university of Michigan’s Dexter Dancs. A streaking Dancs broke into the zone unabated on a breakaway looking to end it. He slowed and cocked his stick ready to fire, but a hustling freshman Mason Appleton caught up, dove and swatted the puck off Dancs’ stick, salvaging what was left of a dismal season.
Spartans beat Wolverines in first battle for the ‘Iron D’ trophy MI Hockey Now
The trophy weighs 50 pounds, but to the Michigan State Spartans, lifting it was only half of the battle. It took overtime, but the Spartans were able to skate away with the new ‘Iron D’ trophy after taking down rival Michigan, 3-2, at Joe Louis Arena on Friday night. Joking about how heavy the trophy is afterward was a light-hearted end to a game that the Spartans (7-18-2) needed to take seriously.
This weekend the Spartans will have a chance for some redemption as they will play a set of games against the Wolverines beginning tonight in Detroit at Joe Louis Arena. The Spartans are coming off of a weekend split with Ohio State, their first win in 9 games, and have seemed to play better since the dismantling at the hands of Michigan. Unfortunately, for the Spartans, the Wolverines have won three straight games scoring 21 goals in those three games.
College hockey’s most-played rivalry continues this weekend as Michigan State and Michigan clash for the 308th and 309th time. The stakes are even higher this year with the introduction of the “Iron D” that will be awarded to the victor of the “Dual in the D” at Joe Louis Arena.
When it comes to Michigan and Michigan State, bragging rights take center stage. Best football team. Best basketball team. Most exciting coach. Then there’s the well-known trophy that goes with one of the bragging rights: the Paul Bunyan trophy, awarded annually to the team that wins the football matchup. Now, the teams have another trophy to play for — in hockey. It’s called the “Iron D,” and will be awarded to the winner of Friday night’s game at Joe Louis Arena.
The Spartans and Wolverines continue the longest running rivalry in all of college hockey! This time the two teams will face off at Joe Louis Arena on Friday and at Munn Ice Arena on Saturday. The stakes are a bit higher as the Iron D trophy is on the line for the first time ever on Friday, and the Spartans look to avenge an embarrassing home loss to the Wolverines on Saturday.
The big question for the Spartans, and just about any time that faces the Wolverines, is how do you stop U-M’s prolific offense that is averaging 5.0 goals per game for the season and 6.8 goals in its last six games in January. In two games to start the 2016 portion of the schedule on Jan. 8-9, Michigan rolled past the Spartans, 9-2, at Munn Arena and 6-3 at Yost Arena. MSU allowed 14 goals and one empty-netter.
Michigan State and Michigan will meet for the 54th time at Joe Louis Arena on Friday … MSU went 1-2 against the Wolverines in the building last year. This weekend will mark meetings No. 308 and 309 between the Spartans and Wolverines, making it the most-played rivalry in college hockey. The two teams will be competing for the newly-constructed “Iron D” Trophy, which will go to the winner of the annual “Duel in the D” clash between U-M and MSU.
The Spartans celebrated as if they they had won an NCAA title, piling on top of each other on the boards adjacent to the Spartan bench. But they still had won a trophy: a 50-pound metal trophy called The Iron D. MSU laid claim to the newly inaugurated trophy in the hotly contested Duel in the D matchup. That harrowing effort was followed up with a 4-1 loss at the hands of U-M on Saturday. The Iron D might be the only trophy the MSU hockey team will have to show for their losing season.
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