College Hockey schedule 2012: Irish play Wolverines again

Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Notre Dame will try for its eighth win of the season Friday.

The Notre Dame men's hockey team is back in action Friday night when it plays Michigan on the road at 7:45 p.m. ET.

It the second game in two days between the teams. On Thursday night, the Fighting Irish grabbed a 3-1 victory.

Notre Dame enters Friday night's contest at 7-3 overall and 4-1 in the CCHA. The Fighting Irish started the season 5-1 but have lost two of their last four games.

Michigan is 4-5-1 after Thursday night's loss. The Wolverines are 2-4-1-1 in CCHA play and have lost three of their last four games.

The Irish grabbed the win Thursday night thanks to two third-period goals. With the game knotted at 1-1 heading into the third period, Bryan Rust and Peter Schneider netted goals to give Notre Dame the lead and the win. Each team had 22 shots on goal heading into the third, but that's when the Irish settled down and allowed just three shots on goal. Notre Dame had 10 in the final period.

Michigan's Justin Selman gave his team the early lead and a 1-0 advantage after the first period. But a Mike Voran goal four minutes into the second period tied the game.

Forward Anders Lee is Notre Dame's leading scorer. He has nine points on the strength of five goals and four assists.

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