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Freshman Denis Smirnov scores twice and senior David Goodwin extends point-streak to eight games in the setback
Freshman Denis Smirnov assisted on each Penn State goal, but three third period tallies from Minnesota was the difference.
For the second time in three weeks Penn State and Minnesota will meet in a top-10 showdown as they battle for position at the top of the Big Ten Conference
Freshman classmates Nate Sucese and Denis Smirnov each score twice to lead No. 10 Penn State to weekend sweep of Wisconsin
Coach Guy Gadowsky secured the 250th win of his career as the Nittany Lions snap their five game winless streak
The Nittany Lion men's hockey team used four second-period goals to get past Michigan State, 4-2, in the Big Ten Opener.
Penn State men's hockey played Cornell at Madison Square Garden in the Frozen Apple.
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2015-16 ALL-BIG TEN HONORABLE MENTION
AS A SENIOR IN 2016-17
... collected an assist during a 4-2 opening night victory over No. 16 St. Lawrence ... tallied a pair of assists during a 7-0 victory over Mercyhurst (Oct. 14) ... registered a pair of multi-point games tallying 4 assists during a weekend sweep over Canisius (Oct. 28-29) ... had an assist in game one and scored one goal during game two in a weekend sweep over Niagara (Nov. 3-4) ... tallied two assists in a 6-3 victory over Alaska Anchorage (Nov. 11) ... recorded a pair of assists in the 8-0 win over Arizona State (Nov. 19) ... tallied an assist in each game of the weekend sweep over No. 20 Michigan (Dec. 1-2) ...
AS A JUNIOR IN 2015-16
Led the squad as point scorer with 38 points on 11 goals and a team-high 27 assists, which was tied for third in the Big Ten ... Scored a team-high six power-play goals, which was fourth in the Big Ten ... Named All-Big Ten Honorable Mention for a second straight season ... Posted a team-high eight multi-point games and four point streaks of three games or more ... Carried a pair of career-high seven-game point streaks (Oct. 10-30, Jan. 30-Feb. 20) ... Opened the year with a three-point game with a goal and two assists at Canisius (Oct. 10) ... Tallied a two-goal game vs. Sacred Heart (Nov. 13) ... Notched a four-game point streak (Nov. 21-Dec. 5) that included a power-play goal against Michigan State (Dec. 4) ... Notched fourth power-play tally of the season in a 5-1 win vs. Clarkson (Dec. 29) ... Tallied seven multi-point games during Big Ten play starting with a game-winning overtime goal and assist vs. Wisconsin (Jan. 15) ...Dished two assists in a 5-3 win at Minnesota (Feb. 6) ... Posted a pair of two-point games against Ohio State (Feb. 19-20) to earn Big Ten Third Star of the Week (Feb. 23) ... Tallied two assists each in both Big Ten Tournament games against Wisconsin (March 17) and Michigan (March 18) ... Named Academic All-Big Ten.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014-15
Finished second on the team and seventh in the Big Ten in total points with 34, tallying 15 goals and 19 assists, both of which ranked second on the team ... Earned All-Big Ten Honorable Mention ... Carried team-leading plus-13 rating ... Scored a team-high four game-winning goals and two game-tying goals ... Tallied seven multi-point games and two four-point outings ... Opened the season by scoring in back-to-back games vs. UConn (Oct. 10-11), tallying the game-tying goal in the opener and notching a three-point game in a 7-1 win the next day ... Registered second multi-point game of the season with a goal and an assist in a 3-2 win over Bentley (Oct. 30) ... Scored a goal in losses to No. 4 UMass Lowell (Nov. 14) and vs. Cornell (Nov. 30) ...Tallied a career-high four points with three assists and an empty-net goal in a 5-2 win at Wisconsin (Dec. 5) ...Scored goals in four consecutive games (Jan. 9-17) including a pair of three-point contests vs. Ohio State (Jan. 9) and Michigan State (Jan. 17), earning Big Ten Second Star of the Week (Jan. 20) ... Scored goals in back-to-back games vs. No. 14 Vermont (Jan. 31) and Wisconsin (Feb. 6) ... Tallied PSU's lone goal in a tough 2-1 loss to No. 15 Minnesota (Feb. 20) ... Matched career-high three assists in a 5-3 loss at Ohio State (Feb. 28) ... Scored a goal in a 6-4 win over Michigan (March 6), followed by a second four-point game against the Wolverines (March 7) on a goal and three assists along with a plus-three rating to earn Big Ten Second Star of the Week (March 10) ... Named to the Academic All-Big Ten Team.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013-14
Appeared in 34 games ... Named team's Freshman of the Year ... Tied for the team lead with 11 assists ... Added seven goals, including two power-play markers ... Tied for the team lead and ranked fourth in the Big Ten (first among freshmen) with a .569 faceoff winning percentage ... Tied for sixth among league rookies with 18 points ... Assisted on the game-winning goal during Penn State's first win at Pegula Ice Arena against Army Oct. 11 ... Collected a helper on the game-winning goal in Penn State's first Big Ten win against Michigan Feb. 8 ... Earned Big Ten Third Star of the Week Feb. 25 after a three-point weekend (2g, 1a) against Michigan Feb. 21-22 ... Scored two goals, including the overtime game-winner, against the Wolverines Feb. 21 for Penn State's first Big Ten road victory ... Added an assist Feb. 22 ... Secured a season-high three-game point-scoring streak (2g, 2a) Feb. 21-28.
BEFORE PENN STATE
Finished the 2012-13 season with the United States Hockey League's Cedar Rapids RoughRiders ... Collected 30 points (8g, 22a) in 46 games ... Member of the USHL's Sioux City Musketeers for parts of two seasons (2011-13) ... In 2012-13, added five goals and eight assists in 18 games ... Served as team captain ... In 2011-12, posted 39 points (17g, 22a) in 47 regular-season games ... Was teammates with Penn State goaltender Matthew Skoff during the 2011-12 season ... Skated in 68 regular-season and 11 playoff games with the USHL's Green Bay Gamblers from 2010-12 ... Helped lead Green Bay to the 2011 Clark Cup finals ... Recorded 118 points (43g, 75a) in 179 career USHL regular-season games ... Added one goal and four assists in 11 playoff games ... Also played for the St. Louis AAA Blues (2008-10) and De Smet Jesuit High School (2006-10).
Son of Tag and Ann Goodwin ... Has two brothers, Sam and Paul, and two sisters, Stephanie and Betty ... Brother, Sam, played collegiately at Niagara ... Graduated from De Smet Jesuit High School (Mo.) ... Born Feb. 27, 1992.