TONIGHT’S VIEWING: NO television. Webcast for a fee here. Audio at iHeartRadio 96.1 The Fox or UNDsports.com. Lineup notes: Cam Johnson gets his first start since Oct. 16. Keaton Thompson is scratched for Hayden Shaw. Joel Janatuinen is out, Shane Gersich back in.
UND 1, Michigan State 0 — Tucker Poolman (Christian Wolanin, Johnny Simonson) 1:35. UND gets possession in the zone and starts moving the puck around the points. Wolanin sends one to Poolman, who blasts one five-hole on Hildebrand with UND’s second shot on goal of the game.
UND 2, Michigan State 0 — Drake Caggiula (Nick Schmaltz, Brock Boeser) 11:08. UND gets a 3-on-2 rush with its top three forwards and buries another one. Schmaltz enters the zone, fakes a shot to draw the defender, then dishes to Caggiula on the left side. It doesn’t look like Caggiula has a lot to shoot at, but he sneaks one five-hole.
UND 3, Michigan State 0 — Drake Caggiula (Nick Schmaltz) :32. Caggiula picks off an outlet pass by Draeger and speeds in the zone on a two-on-one rush. Caggiula and Schmaltz execute a give-and-go perfectly and Caggiula finishes off his second of the game.
UND 3, Michigan State 1 — Joe Cox (Thomas Ebbing) . Ebbing won a puck battle against Boeser to get the puck and start a two-on-one rush. He passes to Cox, who fires a wrist shot. Johnson gets a big chunk of the puck, but not enough as it drops behind him and trickles across the line.
9 Drake Caggiula–8 Nick Schmaltz–16 Brock Boeser
29 Bryn Chyzyk–27 Luke Johnson–18 Chris Wilkie
19 Shane Gersich–10 Johnny Simonson–14 Austin Poganski
26 Coltyn Sanderson–22 Rhett Gardner–11 Trevor Olson
20 Gage Ausmus–2 Troy Stecher
28 Hayden Shaw–6 Paul LaDue
24 Christian Wolanin–3 Tucker Poolman
33 Cam Johnson
30 Matt Hrynkiw
Michigan State’s lines
Mackenzie McEachern–20 Michael Ferrantino–27 Mason Appleton
22 J.T. Stenglein–28 Thomas Ebbing–21 Joe Cox
12 Ryan Keller–23 Cody Milan–26 Villiam Haag
13 Brennan Sanford–9 Connor Wood–24 Justin Hoomaian
4 Travis Walsh–7 John Draeger
18 Carson Gatt–11 Rhett Holland
19 Matt DeBlouw–2 Zach Osburn
30 Jake Hildebrand
45 Ed Minney
32 Nate Phillips