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#3 Irish Blank Michigan State 2-0 For 11th Consecutive Win

Dec. 2, 2017 | Box Score

By Dan Colleran


EAST LANSING, Michigan
-- Andrew Oglevie scored 90 seconds into the game, Cal Burke added an empty net goal with 14 seconds left in the third and Cale Morris stopped all 23 shots he faced to lead the No. 3/4 Fighting Irish to a 2-0 win at Michigan State on Saturday night at the Munn Ice Arena (5,698).

 

The win was Notre Dame's 11th in a row, which marks the longest winning streak under head coach Jeff Jackson and the third-longest winning streak in program history. The Irish (14-3-1, 8-0-0-0 B1G) also remained undefeated in Big Ten play.

 

By stopping all 23 shots he faced, Morris earned his fourth shutout of the season. At the 8:30 mark of the first period, he made a point blank stop on Michigan's State's Austin Kamer to keep the Irish in front 1-0. He also made back-to-back saves from Spartan shots in close with 6:00 left in the third.

 

In the Michigan State (7-8-1, 1-6-1-1) net, Lethemon made 27 saves.

 

NOTRE DAME SCORING

1-0 | Andrew Oglevie gave the Irish a 1-0 lead just 90 seconds into the first period. After a long stretch of offensive zone pressure that included a line change, Colin Theisen one-timed an Oglevie pass that Spartan Goaltender John Lethemon fought off. Dylan Malmquist kept the rebound alive in front and Oglevie was then able to knock in the loose puck from just outside the goal crease for his seventh of the season.

 

2-0 | Jake Evans picked up a deflected Michigan State shot at the top of the offensive zone and slid the puck to Cal Burke in the neutral zone, who backhanded in his ninth of the year into the empty net.

 

SPECIAL TEAMS

The Irish went 0-for-1 on the power play, while Michigan State did not get a power-play chance.

NOTES

  • Notre Dame won an 11th game in a row for the first time since winning 14 consecutive games from Dec. 11, 1987 - Feb. 13, 1988.  
  • It is also Notre Dame's longest unbeaten streak since Nov. 28, 2015 - Jan. 23, 2016 when it went 9-0-3 (12 games).
  • Jordan Gross skated in the 137th consecutive game of his Irish career (dating back to the first game of his freshman season).
  • Notre Dame improved to 4-1-0 when leading after one period of play this season and 11-1-0 on the season when leading after the second period.
  • The Irish have also won 12 of their last 13 games.
  • With an assist, Colin Theisen (1-2-3) moved his point streak to three games.
  • With an assist, Jake Evans (2-4-6) moved his point streak to three games.
  • With the empty net goal, Cal Burke (4-0-4) moved his point streak to three games..
  • It marked the first time Notre Dame has won back-to-back games at the Munn Ice Arena since Feb. 13-14, 1981.

UP NEXT

Next weekend, the Irish close out the first semester with a road series at Wisconsin (Dec. 8-9).

Game one of the series will begin at 9:05 p.m. ET (Big Ten Network), while game two will start at 8:05 p.m. ET (Fox Sports Wisconsin Plus).

 

-- ND --

Dan Colleran, Director of Athletics Communications at the University of Notre Dame, has been a part of Fighting Irish Media since August 2015 and coordinates all media and publicity efforts surrounding the Notre Dame hockey and golf programs. A native of Walpole, Massachusetts, Colleran spent the previous three years working with the men's hockey and soccer programs at Providence College. Colleran also spent two years as an Assistant Executive Director of Communications & Championships at the Ivy League and is a graduate of Providence College ('06 & '08G).


 

 

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