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