March 17, 2012
This is the second double-overtime win for the Wolverines in their past three games. The Wolverines are now 6-0 in games decided in overtime this season, which ties a program record for most overtime victories in a single season (1997-98).
This marks the second season in team history that Michigan has been to multiple overtimes in more than one game. The Wolverines had games end in double OT and triple-OT in 1988-89.
The Maize and Blue will play Western Michigan tomorrow (Saturday, March 17) looking to win its 10th CCHA tournament championship, with all of them coming since 1994. No other team has more than four during that same time span.
Michigan has advanced to the CCHA Finals in 16 of the last 23 years, posting a 9-6 mark in the previous 15.
The Wolverines have posted a 17-3-2 record in the last 22 games overall, dating back to Dec. 3 at Alaska.
Sophomore forward Luke Moffatt scored the game-winning goal 1:04 into the second overtime period. It was his sixth goal of the season and 11th of his career.
Junior defenseman Lee Moffie recorded his team-leading 25th assist of the season in his 100th career game.
Shawn Hunwick, who was named a Hobey Baker top 10 finalist last night (Thursday, March 16), saved 35-of-37 shots, extending his single-season career mark with his 24th win of the campaign. Hunwick has earned a 24-10-3 mark with five shutouts in 38 appearances this season.
Hunwick improved his career postseason record to 16-4. He is also now 5-1-0 in his career against Bowling Green.
Michigan finished the night 0-for-3 on the power play and 1-for-2 on the penalty kill.