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Michigan State at

No. 1 Gophers

8:04 p.m. on Friday and 7:10 p.m. on Saturday at Mariucci Arena

TV/radio/live stream: BTN on Friday and FSN-plus on Saturday; 1500-AM and both nights

Gophers at a glance: The Gophers (18-2-4, 7-0-1-0 Big Ten) are shorthanded. Defenseman Ben Marshall was suspended one game and forward Tom Serratore and defenseman Michael Brodzinski have lower-body injuries and will be sidelined at least two weeks.

Spartans at a glance: Michigan State (8-12-3, 2-4-2-2) is coming off a pair of losses to Michigan but is 2-2-1 its past five games.