Hockey: No. 2 Michigan Sweeps Michigan State, 5-4

Two goals and an assist from Michigan sophomore T.J. Hensick rallied the Wolverines from two separate one goal deficits and Wolverine goalie Al Montoya shut out the Spartans in the final two periods to give Michigan its first weekend sweep of Michigan State since the 1991 season. <br>

A seven goal first period got the action going early tonight, with the lead going back and forth between both teams. Michigan State got onto the scoreboard first less than a minute into the game.

Spartan Jim Slater capitalized on an early two-on-one break for Michigan State firing the puck over the shoulder of Montoya at the 00:30 mark in the first period.

Michigan evened the score two minutes later when Michigan forward Brandon Kaleniecki found the back of the net for his second goal of the season. Kaleniecki capitalized on a loose puck in front of Spartan goalie Dominic Vicari, slipping the puck into the crease where it bounced off the sprawled Spartan goalie and into the net.

Two minutes later, Milan Gajic gave Michigan its first lead of the game stuffing home a rebound from a Brandon Kaleniecki shot.

Drew Miller of Michigan State would answer back scoring two straight goals, however, beating Montoya twice. A low shot beat Montoya, and Miller's second goal of the contest game on the power play eight minutes later to put Michigan state back into the lead.

The two teams traded goals one final time before the first period ended.

T.J. Hensick beat Vicari for the first time of the night on a Wolverine breakaway, and Michigan State regained the lead on their second power play goal of the night to end the first period.

4 goals was all the Wolverines would allow though, and Michigan would eventually rally to retake the lead.

Hensick scored his second game tying goal of the night early in the second period, taking advantage of a Michigan three-on-two to beat the Spartan goalie.

Eric Werner would add the game winning goal later at the 12:22 mark of the second period when he his slap shot sailed over the shoulder of Vacari.

The teams skated scoreless through the final period of play and Michigan would hold on for a 5-4 win.

The No. 2 Wolverines improved to 9-2-1 on the season and 7-1-0 in CCHA play.

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