Welcome back to the live blog. Cornell is up 1-0 heading in to the second period at Madison Square Garden in New York. Joel Lowry (LA draft pick) has the game's only goal at 15:37, with the assists going to Brian Ferlin (BOS draft pick) and Joakim Ryan (SJ draft pick). Cornell controlled most of the play in the first period, were more physical, and got more chances in a first period that was alright, but didn't have too much pace and momentum to it.
The Big Red have a 18 second man advantage heading into the second period. They are 1-for-3 on their prior power plays, while Michigan's abbreviated 90-second power play netted no result.
- Michigan killed off the 18 seconds remaining of the Cornell power play. The Big Red are now 1-for-4 on the man advantage, still out-shooting the Wolverines 7-3.
- Cornell is wearing special, camouflage uniforms for the second period. I believe they are to be auctioned off after the game to support the Wounded Warrior project.
- Michigan came much more ready to play here in the second, and have already evened up the shots at seven apiece. Kevin Clare had an open chance, among others on a solid minute or so of attack time for the Wolverines.
- Kevin Lynch went off for two minutes for a hit from behind, giving Cornell their fifth power play of the game. The Big Red power play, despite the goal, hasn't looked like anything special tonight. They started to pick up the pace and get some better passing on that last man advantage, but failed to get any shots on net. The Wolverines are now out-shooting Cornell 8-7. They've had the last six shots.
- GOAL, 2-0 CORNELL: Cornell got the momentum back and eventually got a goal from (most of) their fourth line. Teemu Tiitinen, a Finnish prospect who played in Lincoln of the USHL, scored his first career NCAA goal on the Big Red's first shot of the second period. He beat Racine from down low on the right side, getting a sweet pass from Greg Miller inside the trapezoid. Cornell still being out-shot, at 13-11 now, but has the decisive (so far) two-goal lead.
- GOAL, 3-0 CORNELL: After setting up Tiitinen's goal, Greg Miller got his fourth of the season to put the Big Red up 3-0. Reese Wilcox took a big shot from the point, it bounced off someone in front, and right to Miller in the slot, who potted it on a wrister past Steve Racine. Michigan had a good start to the second, but now we've got four minutes left and they're trailing by three. Last few minutes of this period could be huge if Michigan wants to get back in this.
- END 2nd Period, 3-0 Cornell: Michigan was given a power play with 55.9 seconds left in the second period, as Dustin Mowrey went off for a rough. The Wolverines had some good passing on their second power play, but nothing to show for it. Shots are 14-14 after two periods, but Cornell with a very decisive 3-0 lead. Join me in the next post for a third period live blog. Hope you're enjoying the game.