The last time Florida State was in Florida, it was to beat Florida in a playoff game in 2017.
So, this time around, the Seminoles have a chance to win it all.
They play the Boilermakers at home on Friday.
If they do it, it will be the first time the Seminole faithful have ever beaten the Boilers in a regular season game.
This is the first meeting between the two teams since the team’s 2016 season finale.
The Seminoles are 2-1 in those games, and they’re 2-0 at home this season.
It was Florida State’s fourth straight win over the Boilers this season and fourth straight in Tallahassee.
On Thursday, the Boils went down a goal at the 9:55 mark of the second half.
A third-period power play goal by Florida State goalie Adam Almquist was stopped by Boilermaker goalie Brad Meier.
“I thought we played a little bit better in that second period,” Seminoles head coach Will Muschamp said.
Muschamp didn’t have any concerns about the Boilingers, but the team did make some adjustments to its lineup in response.
Florida State was without its leading scorer in Connor Cook (ankle) for the first game in his four-game suspension.
That’s not to say the Seminols can’t score.
Garrett Jones had seven goals in Saturday’s loss to the Wolverines.
But they’re still not a threat to Florida State.
Michigan has been able to hold Florida State to just five goals in the last five games.
In fact, the Wolverine offense has scored four or fewer goals in four straight games for the fourth time in five years.
Wolverines goaltender Brandon Bollig has allowed five goals or fewer in eight straight games.
Florida State has also been outscored in the first three periods of each of those games.
“It’s an important game,” Muschamps said.
“We’ve been looking forward to playing this game for a while, and this is going to be a great opportunity for our fans and our student-athletes to show they deserve to be here and be successful.
I’m excited to get back on the ice with our team.”
The Gators will be without leading scorer Matt Jones (shoulder), defenseman Brandon Scherff (groin) and center Alex Anisimov (shin).
Florida’s most reliable scorer, Donta Davis, was held out of the game with a concussion.
However, MuschAMP said Davis has a chance of returning for Saturday.
Purdue is 1-1 against the Seminels.
After losing to Florida, Purdue was upset by Virginia Tech in the season finale last year.
And in their last meeting, the Purdue bench outscoured Florida’s by two goals to one.
Saturday’s game is scheduled for 5:00 p.m.
ET on ESPN.
Tickets for the game are $5.99 for adults, $3.99 per child, and $1.49 for students.
For more information on the game, visit FSUBC.com