Hockey Stunned by Spartan Netminder
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- The Sun Devils wrapped up their week in Michigan with a 2-0 loss to Michigan State at Munn Ice Arena Friday night.
ASU (0-3-1) was able to fire a season-high 30 shots on goal, but MSU (1-0-1) junior goaltender Drew DeRidder stunned the Sun Devils in a goaltending battle that came down to the wire.
"This program is built on adversity is what I told them. We don't get to go back home and reset. We have to get on a bus tomorrow and go play a really good team in Wisconsin," said head coach Greg Powers. "We have to stay positive and the guys have to continue to support each other. We've been here before, we were here last year and we found a way to climb out of it and that's exactly what we plan on doing."
The Sun Devils will travel to Madison to take on the Badgers after the holiday next weekend. Puck drop will be at 6 p.m. MT on Saturday and at 3 p.m. on Sunday on FOX Sports Arizona.
- At this point in 2019-20, the Sun Devils were 1-3-0. They finished the season with a program-best 22 wins and were supposed to qualify for the NCAA Tournament.
- The Spartans are 19-5-6 when scoring first over the past two seasons … MSU is 14-2-2 when leading after one period over the last two seasons, including 8-1 last year.
- ASU goaltender Evan DeBrouwer had a .950 save percentage Friday night, only allowing two goals on 40 SOG.
- The Sun Devils were 0-4 on the powerplay on Friday night.
- ASU still leads the all-time series against MSU with a 3-2-1 record.