This past weekend college hockey was in full effect, featuring several great games from schools in the Midwest. There were a number of inter-division games to be decided, and some with series play. Of the interesting games that took place on Saturday, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Lake Superior and Michigan all put on a show.
Saturday, March 2nd, 2013
7:05 ET: Western Michigan vs. Michigan State, Spartans won 1-0
7:05 ET: Bowling Green vs. Notre Dame, Fighting Irish won 4-1
7:35 ET: Lake Superior vs. Northern Michigan, Lakers won 3-0
7:35 ET: Ferris State vs. Michigan, Wolverines won 1-0 (shootout)
The standout may have been the game between Ferris State and Michigan, which endured a scoreless regulation to end in a shootout. The overtime win by the Wolverines was clutch, as the game was a stalemate for a few periods. Michigan got on the board early, going 1-for-8 on the power play for the day.
However, Ferris State managed to tie it up the second, which resulted in them going into extra periods. There were 12 total power plays in the game and 61 shots taken overall. This was a testament to the goaltenders who were under fire, but rose to the occasion.
Wolverines goalie Steve Racine emerged victorious but it was C.J. Motte who faced 11 more shots and only allowed one more goal. Fortunately for Racine and Michigan, it was enough to get by Ferris State in OT.
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