Will Yanakeff made back-to-back starts in net for the first time since November.
The Michigan State junior capitalized on the opportunity and was named the CCHA Goaltender of the Week on Monday after stopping 76 of 79 shots over the weekend against Alaska. That including 37 savesÂ in a 1-0 win Friday night, which marked his first shutout of the season and third of his career.
Yanakeff registered a season-high 39 saves in Saturday’s 4-2 loss with the three goals he allowed coming on the power play. (Alaska’s fourth goal was an empty netter).
MSU concludes the regular season with games at Munn against Western Michigan on Friday and Saturday. Both games can be seen locally on Comcast 900.
Solari will have more on this and the MSU hockey team in the upcoming days.