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Friday, March 19, 2010

Live Blog: Michigan/Miami

Without further adieu: you're looking live ... at your computer screen, where you can follow the action all game long.

First period

17:42: Linseman takes a rocket shot off the leg; Enrico Blasi laughs.

14:44: Michigan's Greg Pateryn takes exception to a Tommy Wingels hit and promptly gets hit with a minor penalty for contact to the head-high sticking.

13:16: Miami's Curtis McKenzie is the second victim sent to the sin bin. Two minutes for interference.

11:28: Michigan's Kevin Lynch nearly tips a shot past Miami goalie Cody Reichard, the CCHA Goaltender of the Year.

11:10: Tristin Llewellyn rifles a banked pass through a screen and past Reichard. The puck appeared to be slightly redirected by a Miami defender.

10:00: Michigan is no longer on the power play, though it sure looks like it is. The rink is tilted toward the Miami net.

7:00: Michigan's Shawn Hunwick looks sharp again tonight, wandering outside his crease to cut down the angles.

5:15: Shots are 6-6. Play is even as well. This could be a championship game in any other year.

3:22: Carter Camper hooked by Chad Langlais. Miami goes on its second power play.

End of period: Michigan kills off the late penalty. Shots evened up at 8-8 after 20 minutes of play.

Second period

18:50: Vincent LoVerde drops Louie Caporusso. Wolverines look to go up two on the power play.

17:56: So much for that opportunity. After turning over the puck, Michigan's Ben Winnett trips Miami's Andy Miele. Four-on-four for about a minute.

15:48: Michigan's Carl Hagelin nearly had himself a breakaway, but Reichard ventured out of his net to between the circles to fire the puck away.

14:47: It's not often you see a four-on-one, but Michigan was able to execute. Lee Moffie scores his fourth of the season. Michigan leads, 2-0.

10:40: The testy exchanges are in full effect. This has the same feeling as the first semifinal, when Ferris State played angry following NMU's three-goal outburst.

7:40: Reilly Smith had Hunwick down but his attempt from in close went over the net.

7:09: Trent Vogelhuber is guilty of an elbow and all of a sudden Michigan is in prime position to put this one in the books.

5:54: Michigan is able to work the puck along the boards down low and sets up a point shot. Reichard stands strong.

4:19: Steven Spinell trips David Wohlberg, but both go to the box. Spinell for interference and Wohlberg for the poor attempt at acting.

3:05: Pat Canonne and Wingels catch a two-on-one break. Wingels puts the move on one defender before firing a sniper past Hunwick.

End of period: Looks like the next goal will likely be the deciding factor in this one. A pair of two-goal deficits may be too much for Miami; blowing a two-goal lead may be too demoralizing for Michigan.

Third period

19:09: It doesn't take long for Michigan to head back to the power play after Cameron Schilling goes off for hooking. Caporusso is immediately robbed by Reichard's glove hand.

17:11: Just as the penalty to Schilling is set to expire, Kevin Lynch punches the puck past Reichard's blocker side. It's a huge goal for the Wolverines and absolutely deflating for the RedHawks.

13:41: Brian Lebler scores his 13th of the season and Michigan takes a commanding 4-1 lead.

12:43: It's Lynch again, and a goaltending switch for Miami. Enter Connor Knapp.

12:05: Spinell goes off for elbowing. This game could get ugly.

7:15: Miami has mailed it in and started to goon it up.

5:45: Referees are letting anything go right now. I mean anything. I was allowed to check my Facebook AND e-mail completely unabated.

4:38: Some Michigan fans apparently think the games over because they're already heading for the exits. Funny, I thought only Michigan football fans left sporting events early.

2:39: Langlais gets to sit down for two minutes.

EDIT: Or not, Miami making it look closer than it is.

End of regulation: Michigan 5, Miami 2.

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