Minnesota players on the bench watch their teammates against Ohio State. (Ann Heisenfelt / Associated Press)
Goalie Jake Hildebrand made 48 saves Friday night for Michigan State in a 3-0 Big Ten hockey victory over Penn State at Munn Ice Arena.
Dean Chelios, Greg Wolfe and Lee Reimer each had a goal and two assists for the Spartans (7-10-3, 1-2-2-2 Big Ten).
(At) Minnesota 1, Ohio State 0: Minnesota freshman Taylor Cammarata gave his home state’s biggest hockey crowd its only reason to cheer. Cammarata’s second period goal was the difference in the Hockey City Classic, played before an outdoor crowd of 45,021 at TCF Bank Stadium.
Cammarata threw a puck on net that Buckeyes goalie Matt Tomkins slowed enough with a pad save to stop the puck on the goal line. But when the goalie scrambled to cover the puck with his glove, he inadvertently knocked it into the net, giving the Gophers rookie his fifth career goal.
Gophers goaltender Adam Wilcox had 21 saves for his second shutout of the season as top-ranked Minnesota improved to 16-2-3 overall and 6-0-1-0 in Big Ten play.
Tomkins had 25 saves as Ohio State fell to 11-7-1 overall and 1-3-1-0 in the conference.