Saturday, November 08, 2014

Michigan State Survives Final Period Rally, Downs UNH 4-3

UNH Sophomore Tyler Kelleher
Scores Two Goals

DURHAM, NH - Trailing Michigan State by two goals with less than 9 minutes to play, the UNH Wildcats refused to let up. Twelve minutes into the third period, freshman Andrew Poturalski circled behind the Michigan State net and fed Dan Correale skating down the slot. Correale wristed a one-timer which ended up behind goalie Jake Hildebrand. The slow motion video of the goal shows that sophomore Tyler Kelleher tipped Correale's shot past Hildebrand. It was Kelleher's second goal of the game and third goal of the season.

Following the Kelleher goal, UNH stormed the Michigan State net in successive waves. The Wildcats had several grade A scoring chances - including a couple more by Kelleher who had 6 shots on goal in the game -but Hildebrand managed to close the door. To appreciate the excitement of the UNH rally and just how close they came to tying the game, there's nothing like a rink-side view:

UNH will face Michigan State again Saturday night at the Whittemore Center. Faceoff is at 7:00. The Wildcats are now 2-5-0 on the season while Michigan State improved to 3-4-0.


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