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Michigan outlasts Port Huron, 5-4
Story by Narrative Science.
In a game where neither team could get a cushion, the Michigan Warriors escaped with a 5-4 victory over the Port Huron Fighting Falcons.
No lead was more than two goals during the contest, and the winning goal was scored by Zack Szajner at 15:39 of the third period.
Michigan pulled out the victory even though it was hit with 16 penalty minutes.
The Warriors excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in six chances. With 36 shots on target during the contest, Michigan exceeded the 25.8 shots it averages per game this year.
John Nugent also scored for Michigan. More assists for Michigan came via TJ Stuntz, Jon Farkas, Colin Larkin, Cody Kuster, Alec Pellegrino, Connor Lyons, and Colin Horton, who contributed one a piece.
Port Huron put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow the Warriors to score on any of their four power plays. The Fighting Falcons' defense let in more goals than it usually has this year. Port Huron averages 2.4 goals allowed per game. The Fighting Falcons put 31 shots on net during the contest, more than the 27.0 they average per game.
Port Huron was led by Bryce VanHorn, who racked up three goals. Port Huron additionally got points from Austin Romzek, who also had one goal and one assist. Other players who recorded assists for Port Huron were Zach Badalamenti, who had two and Alex Archibald, Conner Enciso, Nick Horne, Logan Lambdin, and Reed Scahill, who each chipped in one.