Well, as I said here, a split in this series was likely, although I ended up predicting a win and a tie for UND due largely to the play of Jean-Philippe Lamoureux.
As it turns out, Michigan Tech has a shot at a sweep due to the play of its goaltender, Michael-Lee Teslak.
Clearly the player of the game, Teslak stopped all 14 shots that came his way in the third period, and made 26 out of 27 saves on the evening, as Michigan Tech downed UND 3-1 (empty net).
The Sioux peppered Michigan Tech in the last five minutes of the contest, but couldn’t solve the junior netminder, who moves to 2-1-0 on the season, with marks of 1.33 GAA and .942 SV.
The Huskies have won the last three meetings between the teams.
Andrew Kozek scored the lone goal for UND, his third of the season. He was assisted by defensemen Taylor Chorney and Chay Genoway.
In the post-game show, UND head coach Dave Hakstol made mention of the fact that in games like this, the team needs someone to step up and make a play.
Ryan Duncan and T.J. Oshie have 2 goals and 1 assist combined through the first four games of the season.
UND junior defenseman Taylor Chorney was named the number-two star of the game. UND senior defenseman Robbie Bina was named the number-three star.
Michigan Tech moves to 4-1-0 on the season, and is 3-0-0 in the WCHA. UND falls to 2-1-1 (0-1-0 WCHA). The two teams battle again tomorrow night. For more on the matchup between the two teams, click here.
Thank you for reading. Check back tomorrow night for post-game reaction and a recap of scores and happenings from around the league. As always, I welcome your comments, questions, and suggestions.