The Michigan Wolverines left Madison as an undefeated hockey team, completing the sweep of the Wisconsin Badgers with an exciting 2-1 overtime victory on Friday. This came the day after an impressive 5-2 victory on Thursday. Here’s my highlight video if you need to be caught up, there. Back to Friday — if you missed it, there’s a certain game-winning play from true freshman Thomas Bordeleau that was the #1 play on the SportsCenter Top 10. It was the cherry on top of a hard-fought battle that felt like an unlucky game overall for the Wolverines.
Give credit to the Badgers; Wisconsin played a an extremely good game defensively, led by the veteran goalie Robbie Beydoun. They fought off countless attacks from Michigan, who won the Corsi 61-36. Late in the game, a couple of tough penalty calls helped slow down Michigan, who was applying great pressure throughout the final period.
With the new overtime rules of a 5-minute period of 3-on-3, you had to think Michigan’s talent would shine through, and boy did it. A beautiful dangle and patient back-handed goal proved just how high the talent-level this hockey team possesses.
Catch Michigan against Notre Dame on Friday at 7PM EST on BTN+.