Alex Guptill OT goal gives Michigan hockey 1-0 victory at Alaska, snaps seven-game winless streak
It didn’t end in a flurry of goals, but the Michigan hockey team’s winless streak ended nonetheless.
Alex Guptill’s unassisted goal 57 seconds into overtime gave the Wolverines a 1-0 win against Alaska, ending their seven-game slide Saturday night in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Alaska forward Adam Henderson was attempting to clear the puck in front of goalkeeper Scott Greenham when Guptill crashed the net, according to AlaskaNanooks.com.
Guptill’s wrister was the 42nd shot the Wolverines sent at Greenham. It went between his stick and right pad into the left corner of the net.
Michigan (8-8-2, 4-6-2-1 CCHA) goalkeeper Shawn Hunwick made 25 saves to record his third shutout of the season.
It was the Wolverines’ first win since a 5-2 decision against Western Michigan on Nov. 5. They were 0-6-1 in that span.
With the win, Michigan moved back ahead of Alaska (7-9-2, 4-8-2-0) in the CCHA standings and into an eighth-place tie with Miami.
The Wolverines play sixth-place Michigan State (10-5-1, 6-4-0) in a home-and-home series next weekend.