Penn State 5 – Michigan 4


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Absorbing the blow of seeing a courageous comeback attempt suddenly erased by a go-ahead goal scored with roughly two minutes remaining in the contest, the visitors struck back to net the equalizer just five seconds before regulation time expired and then boldly snatched the game-winner late in the overtime session as underdog PENN STATE knocked off # 10 ranked MICHIGAN 5-4 on the road in the first of a two-game Big Ten Conference weekend set in Ann Arbor.

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With the yellow-clad Wolverines student body watching anxiously, Michigan center J.T. COMPHER (17), the highly-touted, 18-year-old homegrown freshman from Northbrook who was selected by the Buffalo Sabres in the second round (# 35 overall) of the 2013 National Hockey League Draft last summer, has an excellent opportunity in front of the net but will not be able to successfully negotiate Penn State goaltender MATTHEW SKOFF (31) on the backhand at the sold out Yost Ice Arena in Ann Arbor.
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February 21, 2014
Yost Ice Arena – Ann Arbor, Michigan
Attendance : 5,800

PENN STATE 5 – MICHIGAN 4 … (overtime)

05:40 … MICH – Nieves (DeBlois)
06:41 … MICH – Di Giuseppe (Hyman, Guptill) – ppg
07:06 … PSU – Goodwin (Holstrom, Brooks)
15:37 … MICH – Motte (Copp, Hyman)
39:25 … PSU – Bailey (Richard) – ppg
43:17 … PSU – Richard (Olczyk) – shg
57:58 … MICH – Guptill (Compher, DeBlois)
59:55 … PSU – Bailey (Williamson)
64:17 … PSU – Goodwin (unassisted)

shots-on-goal : PSU 44 ( 14 + 15 + 10 + 5 ) – MICH 36 ( 9 + 10 + 12 + 4 )

penalty minutes : Penn State 10 – Michigan 8

MICHIGAN : Nagelvoort – Bennett, Serville ; De Jong, Chiasson ; Clare, Lohan – Guptill, Compher, DeBlois ; Motte, Copp, Hyman ; Di Giuseppe, Nieves, Moffatt ; Shuart, Selman, Kile

PENN STATE : Skoff – Koudys, Thompson ; Williamson, Varley ; Yanis, Brooks – DeRosa, Scheid, Bailey ; Goodwin, Holstrom, Saar ; Olczyk, Gardiner, Loik ; Richard, Glen, Friedman

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Penn State left wing DAVID GOODWIN (9), the soon-to-be 22-year-old freshman from Des Peres, Missouri, reacts after beating Michigan goaltender ZACH NAGELVOORT (35) with a deadly accurate wrist shot in the final minute of overtime at the sold out Yost Ice Arena to net his seventh goal of this 2013/14 NCAA season and cap off a memorable comeback for the ages while providing the Nittany Lions with the very first Big Ten Conference road victory ever recorded in school history.

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