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Posted on Fri, Nov 2, 2012 : 11:09 p.m.

After three-goal third period comeback, Michigan hockey tops Northern Michigan in shootout

By AnnArbor.com Staff

Michigan scored three goals in the final 11 minutes of regulation to come back and beat Northern Michigan in a shootout, 5-4 Friday night in Marquette.

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Michigan captain A.J. Treais in last Saturday's game against Miami.

Daniel Brenner | AnnArbor.com

Michigan captain A.J. Treais scored with less than one second left on the clock to send the game to overtime, then notched the shootout game-winner to send the Wolverines to a win in their road opener.

After Michigan's Mac Bennett scored the lone goal of the first period, the Wildcats scored four second-period goals, three on the power play.

Freshman Steve Racine started in net for Michigan (3-2-1, 1-1-1-1 CCHA), making 24 total saves. He allowed four goals on ten shots in the second, but stopped all 18 shots in the first and third periods.

The Michigan comeback started with a Kevin Lynch goal eight minutes into the third period. Mike Chiasson scored four minutes later, and Treais tied the game at the 19:59 mark.

Treais scored on the first goal of the shootout, and the next five shooters all missed to give the Wolverines the win.

The Wolverines' first two third-period goals both came on the power play, and the last came with an empty net. Northern Michigan (3-3-1, 0-2-1-0 CCHA) finished 3-for-6 on the power play, while Michigan finished 2-for-5.

The two teams meet again at 7:35 p.m. Saturday night in Marquette.

Comments

Vic

Sat, Nov 3, 2012 : 1:06 p.m.

Check the 2nd to last paraghraph - I'm pretty sure you mean the Wildcats' two first period goals came on power plays.