Drew: 3-3-0 (.500)
Paula: 0-6-0 (.000)
Yes, you’re reading that correctly. Drew and I both picked Penn State and Michigan State to split but with each winning on opposite nights. I picked the Notre Dame-Wisconsin split incorrectly. I also picked Ohio State to sweep Minnesota.
Never — and I mean never — use my picks to make book.
Drew: 71-41-9 (.624)
Paula: 58-54-9 (.537)
It’s a miracle I’m above .500 this season.
There are three B1G series this weekend. Michigan State and Penn State are tied at the top of the standings but the Spartans have a bye this week. Ohio State is two points behind in second place, Notre Dame is five points out of first, and only six point separate fifth-place Minnesota from the Spartans and Nittany Lions. February should be a very interesting month. All times are local.
Notre Dame at No. 8 Penn State
Friday and Saturday, 6:00 p.m. each night
The Fighting Irish snapped a five-game winless streak (0-4-1) when they split at home last weekend against Wisconsin. The Nittany Lions split on the road against Michigan State. Notre Dame is 9-5-2 all-time against Penn State, and the teams split a series in South Bend in mid-December.
Drew: Notre Dame 3-2, Penn State 4-2
Paula: Penn State 4-2, 4-2
No. 11 Ohio State at Michigan
Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. each night
The Buckeyes are looking to rebound from two road losses to Minnesota, a weekend in which they uncharacteristically allowed 10 goals. Last weekend, Michigan lost in exhibition to the U.S. Under-18 Team. The Wolverines lead this all-time series 83-46-14 and are 41-18-8 in Ann Arbor. The Buckeyes swept the Wolverines in Columbus the first weekend in November.
Drew: Ohio State 3-2, 4-2
Paula: Michigan 4-2, Ohio State 3-2
Minnesota at Wisconsin
Friday at 7:00 p.m., Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
The Gophers were the only team in the Big Ten to sweep last weekend, taking two from Ohio State. The Badgers split a pair with Notre Dame. Minnesota leads this all-time rivalry 171-96-24, and the teams split a pair of games in late November in Minneapolis.
Drew: Minnesota 4-2, Wisconsin 4-2
Paula: Wisconsin 3-2, Minnesota 3-2
Follow Drew (@drewclaussen) and me (@paulacweston) on Twitter. Bonus: Drew has cute baby pictures! I’ll be at Yost Ice Arena for Friday’s game between Ohio State and Michigan. Say hello online, and I will say hello right back.