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Sunday, December 09, 2007

Michigan wins BGSU home-and-home

The Michigan Wolverines maybe didn't play their best hockey this past weekend, but still managed to sweep Bowling Green in a home-and-home series.

Friday night in northern Ohio, the Wolverines overcame a 2-1 deficit with three goals in the final five minutes of play to pick up a 4-2 win.

Matt Rust tied the game on a deflection with 4:21 remaining and Chris Summers -- playing his first game of the season at forward -- tipped in a rebound for the game-winner with 1:23 to play. U-M then added an empty-net goal from Chad Kolarik.

Billy Sauer made 27 saves for the 50th win of his career.

Captain Kevin Porter started the scoring late in the first period.

"I think we knew that we started out the game a little sloppy, a little slow, but I think we knew we were going to get our chances," Sauer said. "It was kind of like last Friday night's game against Ohio State where we were getting our chances but not burying them. We just knew that if we kept playing well we were going to get (shots) in."

Back home Saturday night, freshman Bryan Hogan made 20 saves for U-M to lead the Wolverines to a 3-2 victory and first place in the CCHA standings.

Rust, Porter and Brandon Naurato scored for Michigan, with Naurato's game-winner coming with six seconds left in the second period.

Hogan also took a shot at an empty net at the end of the game, but his shot rang off the post.

"I was just thinking about clearing the puck and the only lane I saw was down the middle," Hogan said. "Well, (honestly), yeah, I was thinking, 'Oh my God, I have a chance (to score) here.' But it is what it is. I will remember that for the rest of my life."

The Wolverines (16-2-0, 11-1-0 CCHA) are idle for three weeks before facing Providence on Dec. 28 at the Great Lakes Invitational at Joe Louis Arena. The game will begin at 4:30 p.m. The following night, Michigan is scheduled to take on the either Michigan State or Michigan Tech.

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