The Mavericks fell to the Huskies 4-1, seeing Tech snap a 15-game winless streak that included 14 straight losses at one time. It was Tech's first win since Nov. 13.
Rylan Galiardi scored MSU's lone goal, a short-handed tally, late in the game, ending Kevin Genoe's shutout bid. But that goal did not come until after the Huskies had a 4-0 lead.
Malcolm Gwilliam scored two goals and assisted on another for the winners, while Drew Dobson and Brett Olson had the other Tech Goals.
The Mavericks, who have now lost five games in a row and six straight conference games, outshot the Huskies 31-28.
Saturday's series finale will be a 4:07 p.m. start (5:07 p.m. EST).