Nov. 3, 2012
Michigan stormed back from a 4-1 deficit after two periods to earn a tie and a shootout win against the Northern Michigan Wildcats in Marquette. Michigan's all-time record vs. NMU now stands at 37-19-6, including a current 2-0-2 streak vs. the Wildcats. U-M has won two of the last three meetings between the programs.
A.J. Treais scored the game-tying goal with just 0.6 seconds left in the third period. The goal was Treais' team-leading sixth of the season. With an added assist tonight, Treais paces with Wolverines with nine points (6g, 3a) in six games this season.
Treais leads the team with four multiple-point games this season.
Treais also scored the lone shootout goal for the Wolverines, marking the second straight year that he has clinched a shootout victory in Marquette.
Kevin Lynch began the comeback effort with a power-play goal midway through the third period. The goal marked Lynch's first of the season. Lynch now has points in back-to-back games (1g, 1a).
Sophomore defenseman Mike Chiasson tallied his second goal in the last three games. Chiasson has posted three points (1g, 2a) this season.
Defenseman Mac Bennett tallied his second goal of the season late in the first period and added an assist on Lynch's third-period marker. Bennett, who has earned points in back-to-back games, now has seven points (2g, 5a) this year, which ranks first among U-M blueliners.
Freshman Justin Selman picked up the lone assist on Bennett's goal and now has three points (3a) in four games this season.
Lindsay Sparks picked up one assist tonight and has three points (1g, 2a) in his last two outings.
Alex Guptill led the team with eight shots on goal. Guptill tallied an assist on Chiasson's goal to extend his personal scoring streak to five games (4g, 3a).
Freshman defenseman Jacob Trouba was assessed a five-minute major and game disqualification for contact to the head in the third period. With the DQ penalty, Trouba will be ineligible for tomorrow night's series finale.
Steve Racine made his fourth start in goal for Michigan, turning aside 24 shots in the tie. He stopped all three NMU shooters in the shootout. The freshman goaltender remains undefeated for the Wolverines, sporting a 3-0-1 record through his first four collegiate games.
U-M finished the contest 2-for-5 on the power play and 3-for-6 on the penalty kill.
Michigan surrendered three power-play goals in the second period tonight, the first time an opponent has accomplished that against the Wolverines since Boston University on Oct. 25, 2008. U-M's penalty-kill unit was 18-for-20 entering tonight's game.