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Michigan downs Springfield, 4-1
Story by Narrative Science.
John Nugent racked up one point to lead the Michigan Warriors to a 4-1 victory over the Springfield Jr. Blues.
Referees had their hands full with a major incident at 7:55 into the first period. Four fighting penalties were dished out along with two game misconducts.
Michigan forced its penalty killing units to work especially hard during the game, picking up six minors and two majors for 32 minutes in penalty time. The Warriors surpassed its season average of 19.0 penalty minutes per game. Michigan put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Springfield to score on any of its four power plays. The Warriors put 39 shots on net during the contest, more than the 27.5 they average per game.
Michigan additionally got points from Jon Farkas, who also registered one goal and one assist and Jake Hopfner, who also finished with one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Alec Pellegrino also scored for Michigan. In addition, Michigan received assists from Jake Faiella, Sean Campbell, Cody Kuster, and AJ Marcinek, who each chipped in one.
The Jr. Blues' defensemen bolstered Springfield's offensive attack, as they bombarded Trevor Gorsuch with 10 shots.
Michigan's Gorsuch stopped 23 shots out of the 24 that he faced. The Warriors registered one goal on two power play opportunities. For Michigan, TJ Stuntz was ejected from the game. Sandro Aeschlimann rejected 35 shots on goal for Springfield. The Jr. Blues ended with 28 minutes in penalty time with four minors and two majors. Springfield ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Alex Baskakov was ejected from the game.