March 9, 2012
With a 2-1 double-overtime win over Notre Dame tonight at Yost, Michigan takes a 1-0 series lead in the best-of-three CCHA quarterfinals with a chance to close out the Irish Saturday night (March 10).
The Wolverines improved their all-time record against Notre Dame to 73-49-5. Michigan is 5-0 this season in games decided in overtime.
Tonight marked the first double-overtime game for Michigan since the 2010 NCAA Regional Finals, a 3-2 loss to Miami in the second OT.
It was also the second-longest CCHA playoff game in Michigan history; U-M lost 3-2 against Bowling Green in three overtimes on March 5, 1989.
Head Coach Red Berenson's postseason record now stands at 105-47 in his career. The victory is also the 750th of Berenson's career (750-350-77).
Forward Chris Brown scored the game-winning goal, 3:11 into the second overtime period, to secure the victory for the Maize and Blue. Brown has six points (3g, 3a) in 17 career playoff games for Michigan.
Captain Luke Glendening scored the game's first goal just 1:08 into the contest, his fourth career postseason marker. Glendening leads all Wolverines with 12 points (4g, 8a) in a team-high 22 playoff contests.
The goal was Glendening's ninth of the season and 30th of his career.
Shawn Hunwick turned aside 37 shots, tying his career high with his 22nd win of the season. Hunwick has posted a 22-10-3 mark with five shutouts, a 1.99 goals-against average and a .933 save percentage in 36 games this season.
Hunwick improved his career postseason record to 14-4.
Michigan finished the night 0-for-4 on the power play and a perfect 2-for-2 on the penalty kill.