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Michigan Knocks Off Michigan State to Clinch Third Straight Frozen Four Bid



Michigan Knocks Off Michigan State to Clinch Third Straight Frozen Four Bid
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» Dylan Duke notched two objectives and an help to succeed in the Century Membership with 100 profession factors. 
» Ethan Edwards scored the primary purpose for U-M and added a pair of assists for a three-point sport.
» The victory marked the 1,800th in program historical past and 59th all-time NCAA event win.

ST LOUIS, Mo. — It was candy revenge on the NCAA Midwest Regional because the No. 10-ranked College of Michigan ice hockey crew defeated top-seeded and No. 4-ranked Michigan State 5-2 on Sunday (March 31) to clinch the crew’s third straight journey to the Frozen 4. The victory marked the 1,800th in program historical past and 59th all-time NCAA event win.

Dylan Duke was named the Most Excellent Participant of the Sport after scoring twice and including one help.

Knotted at 2-2 halfway by means of the third interval, Michigan scored twice inside a span of 12 seconds to take a 4-2 lead at 7:06.

After Hughes received a defensive-zone faceoff, Duke skated in on the precise wing and, defending the puck as he eased his method in on the web, stretched across the goaltender’s pad to deposit a go-ahead purpose and lightweight a hearth on the Michigan bench. T.J. Hughes earned the first help, his second helper of the night, whereas Garrett Schifsky collected the second help at 12:42.

Off the following face off, Frank Nazar III dashed into the offensive zone on an odd-man rush alongside the left facet of the ice. As he approached the hash marks, the sophomore centerman put the puck between his legs to feed a highlight-reel move throughout the slot to Gavin Brindley, who smashed house a fourth purpose to present Michigan a two-goal lead at 12:54. Ethan Edwards picked up the secondary help on the SportsCenter-quality scoring play.

Popping out of a media timeout with 3:58 remaining, Michigan State pulled its netminder to realize a 6×5 benefit. Because the clock ticked below three minutes, Tyler Duke laid out on the ice to dam a slap shot to ship the puck skittering into the group and earn a whistle.

Late within the sport, Michigan State (25-10-3) took a penalty for slashing with 2:28 left in regulation whereas trying to exit the zone and generate a deficit-halving purpose. 9 seconds later, Michigan’s top-ranked power-play unit lastly broke by means of when Dylan Duke redirected a shot into the again of the online to make it a 5-2 sport. Brindley and Edwards picked up the assists on the power-play tally, and the purpose marked Duke’s a hundredth profession level.

Jake Barczewski, enjoying in entrance of his hometown crowd, turned apart 38 of 40 photographs that he confronted to report his twentieth win in a single season, this primary time he is achieved so in his profession.

For the second sport in a row, star ahead Brindley was penalized early within the sport to present the opposition the primary energy play at 4:45. Over midway by means of the benefit, Barczewski made a formidable glove save on a possibility from shut vary. MSU scored on the following shift at 6:20, however Michigan shortly challenged the play for high-sticking. After an official overview, the decision on the ice stood and the Spartans took a 1-0 lead with the deflection purpose.

Michigan (23-14-3) evened the rating in transition at 5:41 within the second interval with a blast from the slot off the stick of Edwards, who was the third man into the zone. Forwards Garrett Schifsky and Dylan Duke picked up the assists on the blueliner’s third purpose of the season.

The Wolverines surged forward for the primary time at 6:29 when Marshall Warren quietly collapsed towards the online on the weak facet and despatched a low one-timer into the again of the online from beneath the precise dot to make it 2-1. Captain Jacob Truscott picked up the first help for placing the puck in Warren’s wheelhouse. Schifsky, the freshman ahead, continued his sturdy postseason efficiency by notching the secondary helper on Warren’s fourth marker of the season.

MSU’s energy play was activated at 9:25 when Philippe Lapointe was whistled for boarding. After killing off one minute of the benefit, a long-range shot discovered the again of the online at 10:26 to knot it up at 2-2.

Simply over two minutes later Michigan took management, scoring three straight objectives to earn its third straight Frozen 4 journey for the primary time since 2001-03. The Wolverines have now superior to the Frozen 4 for an NCAA report twenty eighth time.

Becoming a member of Duke on the All-Event crew are Barczewski, Warren, Brindley and Nazar as Michigan claimed 5 of the six spots.

In two weeks, Michigan will head to St. Paul, Minnesota for the 2024 Frozen 4 on the Xcel Vitality Middle on Thursday, April 11. The Wolverines will face off in opposition to No. 1 ranked Boston Faculty at 7:30 p.m. CT. The sport can be broadcast on ESPN2 with a spot within the Nationwide Championship on the road.

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