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Oct. 23, 1999

East Lansing, Mich. – The Ohio State hockey team ran head first into a hot goaltender Saturday night in a 4-0 loss to Michigan State in Munn Ice Arena. MSU’s Ryan Miller stopped all 20 Ohio State shots, recording his first career shutout. OSU falls to 2-5-0 overall and 1-5-0 in the CCHA. Fifth-ranked MSU improves to 4-1-0 overall and 4-0-0 in the conference. %^$

%^$OSU was outshot in the game, 40-20. The Buckeyes failed to convert on any of their four power-play attempts, while MSU connected on 3-of-5 power-play opportunities.%^$

%^$MSU scored its first goal at the 5:23 mark of the first period. A three-on-two Spartan rush led to Adam Hall rifling the puck over the left shoulder of OSU goalie Ray Aho. It marked the fourth straight game that Hall had scored a goal. Ohio State was outshot in the first period, 14-8.%^$

%^$Hall struck again on the power-play at the 1:27 mark of the second period, grabbing a rebound in front of the OSU net and shelfing it past Aho. Brad Hodgins and Shawn Horcoff assisted on the goal.%^$

%^$Rustyn Dolyny gave MSU a 3-0 lead with a short-handed goal at the 4:29 mark of the second period. Dolyny scored his second goal of the night at the 17:35 mark on a Michigan State power-play, a long slapshot that slipped through Aho’s five hole. Hall and Horcoff assisted on the tally.%^$

%^$MSU recorded its third power-play goal of the night at the 6:24 mark of the third period. Freshman John-Michael Liles let loose a long slapshot, and OSU goalie Ray Aho was shielded as the puck slipped past his glove side. The goal was assisted by Shawn Horcoff and Adam Hall.%^$

%^$Brad Hodgins scored MSU’s sixth goal of the night at the 17:35 mark of the third period.%^$

%^$Ohio State, in the midst of an eight-game stretch against 1999 NCAA Tournament teams, will host defending national champion Maine Friday night at 7:05 p.m. in Value City Arena. The two teams will meet again Sunday at 2 p.m.%^$