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It's a little less than 30 minutes before the opening faceoff between Notre Dame and Michigan here at Joe Louis Arena.It looks like a pro-Michigan crowd, as should be expected just a short drive from Ann Arbor.
Notre Dame is 4-0 against Michigan this year -- the first time they've swept the Wolverines in four decades. Michigan is 8-0-1 since losing two to Notre Dame in mid-February. They looked like a different team yesterday in a 6-2 win over Miami than the one who lost twice at Compton a month ago.
Michigan is averaging more than five goals per game during the playoffs. Notre Dame is averaging 1.25 goals against in its last four games.
Michigan starters are Jacob Trouba, Mac Bennett, Alex Guptill, Andrew Copp, Derek BeBlois and Steve Racine in net.
Notre Dame starters are Stephen Johns, Kevin Lind, Mario Lucia, Austin Wuthrich, T.J. Tynan and Steven Summerhays in net.
No score after seven minutes. Michigan started out with a strong burst of pressure in the first minute. Notre Dame has since had the majority of scoring chances.
T.J. Tynan had a one-on-none chance at the 8:50 mark but Racine stopped his backhand attempt. He got a nice pass from Lucia to open him up in the middle of the ice. Best scoring chance of the night for Notre Dame thus far.
Michigan strikes first with a shorthanded goal. Derek DeBlois tipped in a pass from Jacob Trouba with one minute left in the period. Wolverines had a 3-on-2 break to set up the goal.
Notre Dame controlled play during the first period, but Michigan won the first minute and the last minute and hence lead the game 1-0 after 20 minutes.
Notre Dame gets a brief 5-on-3 power play, unable to convert but they still have 1:30 left on a regular power play.
Irish again come up empty but continue to pile up shots. Robbie Russo takes a foolish penalty at the 13:00 minute mark, which will give Michigan its first power play of the game.
Anders Lee ties the game midway through the second period. He tapped in a one-timer from a Jeff Costello pass.
Woo Hoo. I cannot watch on my TV, so keep the updates coming fast and furious.
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Summerhays shuts down a great chance for Andrew Copp. The Michigan forward was redirected a shot from Lee Moffie and was all alone in front of the net. Still tied 1-1 with 1:30 left in the second period.
Headed to the third period tied 1-1. Lucia with a decent shot in the final minute but Racine was able to hang on to it. ND leads shots 28-10. Irish have done a very good job of putting the puck on net this weekend.
Through two periods Irish captain Anders Lee has taken five shots from the edge of the crease. Michigan as a total team has taken five shots from the edge of the crease.
First two periods have played out very similar to Saturday's game against Ohio State. Irish broke a 1-1 tie early in the third period of that one. Final period about to get started here in Detroit.
Notre Dame scores 30 seconds into the period to take a 2-1 lead. Wuthrich picked up a loose puck and fired it past Racine.
Halfway through the third period. Notre Dame hanging on to its 2-1 lead. Irish are happy to just chip pucks out of their own end and take offense as it comes at this point. Michigan still just 14 shots in the game.
So about 10 minutes left then? I'm sorry its been a while, I think a "period" is 20 minutes.....
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Six minutes to go. Notre Dame is doing a good job on defense, not a lot of opportunities for Michigan. Irish still lead 2-1.
Yes, sorry, a period is 20 minutes. Down to 5 to play now. Notre Dame's Bryan Rust just rang a shot off the cross bar.
Under three minutes and Notre Dame gets called for icing. Michigan will have a faceoff in its offensive zone. Irish decide to use their timeout.
This post was edited by Dan Murphy 13 months ago
Down to 90 seconds remaining. Great chance in front for Michigan is saved by Summerhays.
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