HOCKEY: Minnesota defeats Michigan 3-2 in OT

The Michigan Men’s hockey team found over time to be again not what they liked. Of course, if you were in Minneapolis you did not show up unless you were some of the 1850 fans that bothered to attend. Michigan started the game in good fashion as goals by Michael Pastujov and Will Lockwood to give the Wolverines a 2-0 lead and the scoring shut down from there as Minnesota picked up a goal from the Wolverine killer Tyler Sheehy to close out the second period at 2-1 Michigan. Michigan controlled the first two periods outshot the Gophers until the beginning of the third period.

Minnesota outshot the Wolverines by a wide margin in the third period and Blake McLaughlin received a pass from Rem Pitlick’s stick to tie the game. At the end of regulation shots on goal were even and Michigan was receiving quality goaltending from freshman goalie Struss Mann. Going into overtime the Wolverines were not helped by the injury of Quinn Norris who did not return and is suspect for tonight’s game with a foot issue.

The Wolverines need to pressure Minnesota into turnovers and get a lead over Minnesota to not be playing in an overtime session. Look for the same lineup for tonight’s 4 pm game and the Wolverines will either play Sunday or clean out the lockers and maybe the fans will be at the arena tonight.