EAST LANSING, Mich. -- No. 9 Minnesota takes on Michigan State in a Big Ten Conference series, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7 at Munn Ice Arena.

The Gophers (10-8-0, 6-4-0 B1G) are four points behind league-leader Michigan. The Spartans are 11-8-1 and 5-5-0 in conference play.

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