Nov. 13, 2010
Ann Arbor, Mich. – The Michigan Wolverines used three second-period goals to wipe out a 2-1 Notre Dame lead on the way to a 5-3 win over the Irish on Saturday night at a sold-out Yost Arena.
The loss gave two of the CCHA’s top teams a weekend split after Notre Dame won on Friday night by a 3-1 score.
Freshman center T.J. Tynan paced the Irish with a three-point night, getting a goal and two assists. Fellow freshman left wing Anders Lee added a goal and an assist and defenseman Joe Lavin scored for Notre Dame.
Michigan got single goals from five different players in A.J. Treais, Matt Rust, Chad Langlais, Carl Hagelin and Greg Pateryn. Freshman left wing Luke Moffatt added three assists in the game.
The loss drops the 11th-ranked Irish to 7-3-1 on the season and 5-2-1-1 in the CCHA, good for 17 points and first place in the conference. Michigan is now 6-3-3 on the year and 5-2-1-0 in league play. The Wolverines are in second, just one point behind the Irish.
The two teams traded 70 shots in a wide-open contest that featured just seven penalties. Notre Dame had 37 shots on goal to Michigan’s 33. Sophomore Mike Johnson made 28 stops for the Irish while Bryan Hogan had 34 for the Wolverines.
For the second night in a row, Notre Dame got on the scoreboard first as Tynan gave Notre Dame a 1-0 lead at 5:15 of the opening period.
Right wing Mike Voran carried the puck down the right boards and moved it behind the net to Lee. The 6-3, 218-pound left wing out-muscled a Michigan defender and moved along the right goal line before centering the biscuit to Tynan who was all alone on the left hash mark. The freshman center one-timed a shot that beat Hogan high to his stick side for his fifth goal of the season.
The Wolverines tied the game at 9:48 on Treais’ second goal of the season. Moffatt worked the puck loose behind the net and centered it to the sophomore center at the top of the crease. Before Johnson could slide over Treais had tied the game at 1-1.
The Irish weren’t done in the period as the duo of Lee and Tynan were at it again as they put Notre Dame ahead, 2-1, at the 13:22 mark.
Freshman defenseman Kevin Lind broke up a Michigan rush at the Notre Dame blue line. Tynan moved the puck to defenseman Jared Beers and the freshman carried it into the Wolverine zone. He moved the puck to Lee who was driving the net. The big forward cut across the front of the net, getting Hogan to move across with him. With two defenders draped over Lee, he went back against the grain, lifting a wrist shot back to the right post, beating Hogan high to the glove side for his team-best eighth goal of the season.
The second period saw Michigan score three times with two of the them of the fluky caliber as the Wolverines left the period with a 4-3 lead.
Rust tied the game at 10:28 when he beat Johnson for his third goal of the season. The Wolverines worked the puck behind the net with Hagelin trying to center the puck in front. His pass went off a Notre Dame defenseman’s skate to Rust who was set up below the left circle. His shot beat Johnson to the stick side to make it a 2-2 game.
Michigan would score just 28 seconds later at 10:56, benefitting from the first of two strange bounces. Defenseman Jon Merrill took a shot from the right side that deflected in the air. While Irish and Wolverine players moved to the left side of the goal looking for the rebound, the puck ended up at the bottom of the right circle. Langlais raced in from his spot on the right point and fired it into a wide-open net as everyone was searching for the biscuit on the left side of the goal.
The Irish didn’t let the goals bother them and came back to tie the game at 13:58 with the teams skating four aside.
Tynan carried the puck into the Michigan zone and left it for Lavin at the right point. The senior defenseman carried it on goal and tucked a shot between Hogan’s pads for his second goal of the season and a 3-3 tie. The assist was Tynan’s third point of the game.
Michigan took the lead at 16:27 with Hagelin getting his fifth goal of the season, taking advantage of another strange bounce.
Defenseman Tristin Llewellyn flipped a shot from the left point that a Notre Dame defender tried to knock down with his glove hand. The puck hit his glove and deflected off Hagelin’s leg past Johnson into the goal as he cut in from the right circle. The goal counted and the Wolverines took a 4-3 lead into the second intermission.
Pateryn closed the scoring in the third period when he scored at 12:20 beating Johnson to the short-side on a wrist shot through traffic from the bottom of the right circle.
The loss ends a five-game road swing for the Irish as they went 2-2-1 in the five road contests. Notre Dame returns home next weekend (Nov. 19-20) for a pair of games versus Michigan State at the Joyce Center. Friday’s game has a 7:35 p.m. start while Saturday’s game will start at 5:05 p.m.
GAME SUMMARY 1 2 3 - F#11/#11 Notre Dame (7-3-1/5-2-1-1) 2 1 0 - 3#9/#8 Michigan (6-3-3/5-2-1-0) 1 3 1 - 5
Penalties: ND: 1 for 2 minutes; UM: 0 for 0 minutes.
Second Period: UM: Matt Rust 3 (Carl Hagelin, Greg Pateryn), 10:28; UM: Chad Langlais 1 (Jon Merrill, Chris Brown), 10:56; ND: Joe Lavin 2 (Tynan), 13:58; UM: Hagelin 5 (Tristin Llewellyn, Kevin Lynch), 16:27.
Penalties: ND: 1 for 2 minutes; UM: 1 for 2 minutes.
Third Period: UM: Pateryn 2 (Treais, Moffatt), 12:20.
Penalties: ND: 1 for 2 minutes; UM: 3 for 6 minutes.
Shots On Goal:Notre Dame 12 - 11 - 14 - 37Michigan 15 - 8 - 10 - 33
Goaltender Saves:ND: Mike Johnson (57:53) 14 - 5 - 9 - 28UM: Bryan Hogan (60:00) 10 - 10 - 14 - 34
Power Plays:ND: 0 for 2UM: 0 for 3
Attendance: 6,894 (sellout)