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For the second time in three weeks the Penn State Nittany Lions will battle the Ohio State Buckeyes in a two-game series
Sophomore Chase Berger scored twice to help lift the Nittany Lions to their sixth series sweep of the year and 12th consecutive home victory.
Brett Murray collected his first career points while four other Nittany Lions recorded multi-point efforts to lead No. 4 Penn State past Michigan State, 5-2
Penn State begins a brief four-game home stand this weekend as they battle Michigan State on Friday and Saturday evening.
Denis Smirnov with a career-high three points while Chris Funkey earns his first career victory during Nittany Lion win
Nittany Lions Open Season with 6-1 Win at Canisius // Photos by Tom Wolf Imaging
Penn State fell to Robert Morris, 4-2, on Monday night at CONSOL Energy Center.
2015-16 ALL-BIG TEN SECOND TEAM
2015-16 MIKE RICHTER AWARD NOMINEE
AS A JUNIOR IN 2015-16
Named to the All-Big Ten Second Team ... Named a Mike Richter Award nominee for nation's top goaltender ... Played in a career-high 22 games, amassing 1210 minutes of action and posted career-bests in GAA (2.98), saves (631), save percentage (.913) and won a school-record 13 games (13-8-1) ... Tallied a program-record three assists for a goalie, which was tied for the nation's lead ... Posted 11 games of 30 saves or more and two games with at least 40 saves ... Opened season with a 6-1 victory by saving 27 shots at Canisius (Oct. 10) ... Won the next two starts in 5-3 victories over Notre Dame (Oct. 17) and AIC (Oct. 24) ... Notched back-to-back 30-save performances in a loss to St. Lawrence (Oct. 30, 35 saves) and a win over Sacred Heart (Nov. 13, 36 saves) ... Made 19 stops in a 5-2 win at Alaska Anchorage (Nov. 20) ... Earned first collegiate shutout with a 4-0 showing against Vermont (Nov. 29) in Philadelphia by making 30 saves ... Named Big Ten First Star of the Week (Dec. 1) ... Began the season 7-1-0 with a 28-save showing in a 6-1 drubbing of Michigan State (Dec. 5) ... Posted 40-save game while battling a groin injury in a 3-2 overtime win over Minnesota (Jan. 8) ... Earned ninth win of the season with 39 stops in a 4-1 win over Wisconsin (Jan. 16) and adding an assist on a short-handed goal ... Made a career-high 43 saves in a loss to Michigan (Jan. 30) at Madison Square Garden and dished an assist ... Won school-record 10th win of the season by making 34 saves in Penn State's first victory at Mariucci Arena over Minnesota (Feb. 6) ... Tallied third assist of the season, made 34 saves in a 2-2 tie at Michigan State (Feb. 13), picking up the extra league point with a 1-0 shootout win ... Improved to 11-4-1 by saving 33-of-34 shots faced in a win over Ohio State (Feb. 19) ... Started final six games of the season, a career-high, beginning with a win at Wisconsin (March 4) by making 26 stops ... Made 35 saves and earned 13th win of the year in the Big Ten Quarterfinals vs. Wisconsin (March 17) ... Named Academic All-Big Ten.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014-15
Made 12 appearances with 11 starts, leading the team with a .910 save percentage and posting a 5-4-1 record with a 3.13 goals-against average ... Had six games of 30 saves or more ... Made season debut in team's ninth game of the season, allowing a lone goal in 31:13 of action at No. 4 UMass Lowell (Nov. 14), saving 17 shots ... Started the next night against No. 4 UMass Lowell (Nov. 15), anchoring the program's first win over a top five team by making 24 saves with just one goal allowed, earning first career win ... Started the following weekend and made 38 saves in a 3-2 victory at Michigan (Nov. 21) ... Posted 22 saves in a 5-2 win at Wisconsin (Dec. 5) ... Started and made 35 saves in a 4-1 victory over Ohio State (Jan. 10) ... Stopped 33 Michigan State (Jan. 16) shots in a 2-2 tie ... Tallied a season-high 41 saves, one shy of career-high, in a 6-4 win over Michigan (March 6), tallying the program's first goaltender point with an assist ... Named to the Academic All-Big Ten Team.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013-14
Finished his freshman campaign with a 0-9-0 record in 10 starts ... Compiled an .882 save percentage and a 4.09 goals-against average ... Made first career appearance against Air Force Oct. 18 ... Turned aside a career-high 42 shots against Minnesota Jan. 12 ... Started a season-high three straight games Jan. 18-31 ... Attended the New York Islanders Development Camp prior to the season.
BEFORE PENN STATE
Earned MVP honors at the USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game ... Participated in the 2012 USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game ... Three-year member of the Waterloo Black Hawks of the United States Hockey League (2010-13) ... In 2012-13, posted a 17-9-3 regular-season record with an .896 save percentage, a 3.45 goals-against average and two shutouts ... Compiled a 0-1 postseason record ... Led the U.S. Junior Select Team to the gold medal at the 2012 World Junior A Challenge in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia ... Served as the goalie of record in each game as Team USA went undefeated (4-0-0-0) ... Led Waterloo to the silver medal at the 2012 Junior Club World Cup in Omsk, Russia ... Named the tournament's best goalie ... In 58 career USHL regular-season games, notched a 30-18-3 record with an .891 save percentage, a 3.47 goals-against average and two shutouts ... Also played for Team Comcast (2006-10).
Selected by the New York Islanders in the third round (70th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft ... Son of Bryan and Hope McAdam ... Has one sister, Sarah, who attended Penn State ... Graduated from West High School (Iowa) ... Born Sept. 24, 1994.