No. 4 Michigan Sweeps BGSU With 5-4 Win

The No. 4 University of Michigan hockey team was in action Saturday night trying to extend their point lead on the CCHA standings at the BGSU Ice Arena in Bowling Green, Oh. After overcoming three Falcon leads, the Wolverines finished off the series sweep of the Falcons with a 5-4 win.

Much like Friday night, the Bowling Green State Falcons got on the board first, only 2:12 into the game. Falcon skater Mike Falk netted the first tally of the night, beating Wolverine goalie Al Montoya after a giveaway behind the Michigan net.

Michigan would rebound with two goals in a five second time span though, to give the Wolverine's their first lead of the contest.

Jason Dest's first goal of the season got Michigan on the board, taking advantage of a Bowling Green penalty. With the extra skater, Dest flipped the one time shot past the Bowling Green goalie, Jon Horrell.

The ensuing face off was won by Michigan center David Moss, who found Tambellini streaking down the left hand side of the ice. After flying into the Falcon zone, Tambellini found Moss again for the centering pass and Moss tucked the puck away behind the outstretched goalie.

Bowling Green regained the lead early in the second period, taking advantage of a bad bounce on a Falcon power play. With a 5-on-3 advantage, the Falcons attempted to send the puck behind the Michigan net. Montoya left his crease to control the puck for Michigan, and a very strange bounce off the boards guided the puck to the empty net to tie the game 2-2.

James Unger beat Montoya to put the Falcons back on top minutes later at 8:12. A loose puck in front of the net found its way to Unger's stick, and Unger pushed the puck underneath the Michigan goalie before he had time to react.

Brandon Kaleniecki would tie the game again for Michigan just before the close of the second period, scoring just after Bowling Green had successfully killed a 5-on-3 Michigan power play.

A shot from inside the slot beat Horrell to the glove side, and the game was tied again at 3-3 as the second period came to an end.

Bowling Green would score first in the final period of play and put a scare into the Wolverines. Falcon Ben Geelan beat Montoya for the Falcons fourth goal of the night, less than three minutes into the final period.

Michigan would rebound to score the final two goals of the game.

Less than two minutes after the Falcons took the lead, T.J. Hensick weaved his way through traffic and found enough room to snap the puck past the screened Falcon goalie to even the score 4-4.

David Moss would score his second goal of the game, and the game winner, on a Wolverine power play, 6:52 into the final period. Moss, who firmly planted himself in the slot of the Falcon net, used his stick to deflect a Matt Hunwick shot into the back of the net.

With the sweep of Bowling Green, Michigan improves it's lead to three points over the second place Buckeyes.

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