The holiday break has started for almost all of college hockey, and the Big Ten. Michigan State is the only conference team in action this weekend, and the Spartans travel to Northeastern for a Saturday game. After that, Big Ten play breaks for just over a week.
Michigan State at Northeastern: Dec. 19 at 7 p.m.
The Spartans travel to Northeastern for their only game of the weekend. Michigan State has struggled this year, especially on the defensive side. The Spartan offense has improved a little bit, though. Michigan State just snapped a seven-game winless streak with a win over Wisconsin last weekend.
The Spartan offense ranks 27th in the country, while Northeastern’s is tied for 48th with 2.29 goals per game. The Huskies have also struggled to win this year, and has just two wins this season – both over Colgate. Zach Aston-Reese leads the Huskies with 15 points.
Prediction: Michigan State wins