After coming off a tough series last weekend against the top-ranked Golden Gophers, the Spartans were faced with one last test during finals week before heading home for break.
Saturday evening, Michigan State welcomed the No. 4 Ferris State Bulldogs to East Lansing and came up short, losing 2-0.
FSU clogged the passing and shooting lanes, making it difficult for the Spartans to generate any offense, and held them to 16 shots all game.
A series of defensive breakdowns by the Spartans ultimately led to the Bulldogs victory, along with failing to capitalize on six power play opportunities.
“The truth is, trying to find guys that are comfortable in the situation were limited in what we have available to us,” MSU head coach Tom Anastos said. “We didn’t show enough poise or make good decisions with the puck.”
David Defever is the host of Behind the Mask for Impact Sports.
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