Michigan Hockey: Michigan at Minnesota — Quick Recap — Game 2
The Wolverines and Gophers battled again Saturday night with the home team completing the weekend sweep. The Wolverines started off in good fashion as Andrew Sinelli drilled home a shot in the first minute and a half to give the visitors a 1-0 lead. They had other good scoring chances but were held off the board the rest of the game. Minnesota tied it late in the period after an icing and a face-off loss. The Gophers then collected two more goals in the second period and added a PPG in the third to win 4-1.
Michael Downing may face suspension after receiving his second 5 minute major in two days for elbowing in the third period. It resulted in the 4th Gopher tally. Sinelli also took a foolish penalty late, a crosscheck after the whistle to a Minnesota player’s throat. It showed the depth of frustration Michigan had in this game, as they matched the Gophers in intensity and opportunity, but failed to cash in.
The Wolverines now return how deadlocked with Ohio State in third place in the B1G Ten, with two games in hand. Both teams trail Wisconsin by five points. Michigan will take on Penn State next weekend at Yost and the following Friday will host the Buckeyes. They remain in 10th spot in the PWR, although precariously close to falling out of an at-large NCAA tourney bid.
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Written by GBMWolverine Staff — YostMeister
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