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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 4/1/2024, Last updated: 4/2/2024
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NCAA Update: Michigan Earns Spot in Frozen Four

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MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. — Michigan broke open a tied game with two goals scored 12 seconds apart in the third period to punch its ticket to the Frozen Four with a 5-2 win over Michigan State in the Maryland Heights Regional final Sunday evening at the Centene Community Ice Center.

The Wolverines (23-14-3), who will be making their third-straight appearance in the Frozen Four, meet Boston College on April 11 at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN2.

The third trophy game (Iron D, B1G Tournament, NCAA Regional) in seven weeks between Michigan State and Michigan produced a 2-2 tie midway through the third period before Dylan Duke and Gavin Brindley scored at the 12:42 and 12:54 marks. Duke sealed the win with his second goal of the night on the power play late in the period.

Duke, Jake Barczewski, Gavin Brindley, T.J. Hughes, Frank Nazar III and Marshall Warren were named to the All-Regional Team while Duke was tabbed Most Outstanding Player. MSU's Artyom Levshunov was also named to the team.

Michigan State (25-10-3) finished with a 40-35 edge in shots. The Spartans entered the game having taken four of five games against Michigan during the season.