Men’s hockey | Nappier records shutout as Buckeyes sweep Spartans

Michigan State’s Patrick Khodorenko (55) gets tangled with the stick of Ohio State’s Quinn Preston (16) as they go for the puck during Sunday’s Big Ten game at Value City Arena. The Buckeyes, ranked 11th in the nation, won the game 2-0. [Maddie Schroeder]

Tanner Laczynski’s goal midway through the first period stood up until Myer Gordi added an empty-net clincher in the final minute, as Ohio State blanked Michigan State 2-0 on Sunday afternoon in Value City Arena.

Tommy Nappier recorded the shutout in net for the 11th-ranked Buckeyes (9-4-1, 5-3-0-0 Big Ten), making 23 saves.

Ohio State swept the weekend series from No. 20 Michigan State (6-7-1, 4-3-1-0), also winning 3-1 on Saturday.