Michigan's long, daunting trip to Alaska to face the 15th-ranked Nanooks in a two-game weekend series could have turned out better for the Wolverines, but it also could have turned out worse.
After coming out of the gate frozen in Friday night's 3-0 loss, Michigan exploded for three third period goals on Saturday to take the re-match, 5-2.
A.J. Treais, Brandon Burlon and Louie Caporusso were the Michigan marksmen in the telling final period Saturday to salvage a tie in the weekend series.
Treais' game-winner was part of a three-point night for the sophomore forward.
"I got lucky there," said Treais of his clincher. "(Chris) Brown threw it over toward the net. It hit me in the head actually, on the side of the helmet, and then it bounced right in - a little puck luck."
Michigan returns to Yost Ice Arena in Ann Arbor next weekend for an important pair of games with fellow CCHA frontrunner Notre Dame.