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Port Huron vanquishes Michigan in shootout, 2-1 (1-0 SO)
Story by Narrative Science.
Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as the Port Huron Fighting Falcons defeated the Michigan Warriors in a shootout 2-1 (1-0 SO).The two teams needed 12 turns to complete the shootout.
Port Huron was led by goalie Alex Blankenburg, who finished with 39 saves while allowing one goal. Blankenburg managed to improve on his goals against average, which stood at 1.45 prior to the game.
The Fighting Falcons' penalty kill excelled, as Port Huron gave up one goal despite allowing six power plays.
By firing 28 shots on goal, the Fighting Falcons exceeded the 24.6 shots they average per game this year.
Port Huron was led by Mitch Maloney, who had one goal. Maloney scored on the power play 19:28 into the second period to make the score 1-0 Port Huron. A tripping penalty on Sean Campbell had put the Fighting Falcons on the power play. Bryan Yim assisted on the tally. In addition, Port Huron received assists from Vito Aluia, who had one.
Port Huron was unable to stop Michigan from sending pucks towards the net, and the Warriors eventually piled up 40 shots on goal.
Michigan was led by Jake Hopfner, who scored the team's only goal. Hopfner scored on the power play 15:16 into the third period to make the score 1-1. The Warriors had gotten the advantage when the Fighting Falcons' Joey Lindberg was sent off for tripping. AJ Marcinek picked up the assist.
Port Huron incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with seven minors. Trevor Gorsuch made 26 saves for Michigan on 27 shots. The Warriors incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.