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Monday, February 21, 2011

Hagelin, Michigan sweep Broncos

By Bob Miller/Michigan Beat Writer

Senior captain Carl Hagelin's late two-goal burst pulled Michigan from behind late Saturday night to a sweep of their weekend series with Western Michigan.

After the Wolverines won Friday night in “not as easy as it looked” fashion, Hagelin's heroics saved the Senior Night festivities for the Wolverines at Yost Arena in the series finale.

Hagelin (pictured) scored at 19:20 to knot the score and then again with only three seconds remaining in overtime to win the contest for the Wolverines, 5-4.

“I think a lot of guys are going to look back on this,” said Hagelin. “Our class had probably one of the most intense senior night games. Today, we really had to battle back and show some character.”

Defenseman Greg Pateryn was all the offense Michigan needed Friday night, scoring a goal and adding three assists in the Wolverines 6-3 series opening win.

Coach Jeff Blashill's Broncos deserved a better fate than the weekend provided, playing solidly for long stretches both night, but Hagelin and Pateryn were the difference makers for Michigan.

Photo courtesy UM Photo Services

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