Mark Dantonio has done what seemed improbable a decade ago and in the previous century, figuring out a way to help Michigan State have its way with Michigan on a consistent basis.
Brian Lewerke ran for a touchdown and threw for a score in the first half and the Spartans held on to beat the seventh-ranked Wolverines 14-10 on Saturday night.
Buffalo then pulled Johnson for an extra skater with 2 1/2 minutes to go and nearly scored again with a little over a minute left, but Halak smothered the puck before it trickled over the line. The no-goal call stood after a review.
Cizikas added an empty-netter with 26 seconds left.
Tavares’ first-period goal moved him past Bobby Nystrom into sole possession of eighth place on the franchise list with his 236th career goal. His second goal put him one behind Bob Bourne (238) for seventh.
Tavares now has 14 goals and 25 points in 24 career games against the Sabres. Jordan Eberle, acquired from Edmonton in the offseason, set up Tavares’ first goal with a nice saucer pass and now has six points in 10 games vs. Buffalo. … Islanders D Nick Leddy appeared in his 500th career game. … F Jason Chimera played in his 190th consecutive game — 106 with Washington and the last 84 with the Islanders. … The teams play two more times this season, back here on Dec. 27 and at Buffalo on Feb. 8. … The Sabres have now given up three short-handed goals in two games. … Buffalo F Kyle Okposo, who missed the end of last season while dealing with severe post-concussion symptoms that landed him in a hospital, received a strong ovation Got Cheap Jerseys from the crowd before the game. Okposo, in his second year with the Sabres, had Knock Off Cheap Jerseys 139 goals and 230 assists in nine seasons with the Islanders.