Tyler Motte scored the winning goal 1:37 into overtime to lead Michigan to a 3-2 hockey victory over host New Hampshire Saturday.
Luke Moffatt and Alex Guptill also scored, and Zach Nagelvoort made 22 saves in his first career start in net for the Wolverines (3-0-1, No. 5 USA Today poll).
With the score tied 2-2 entering the third period, Guptill had a pair of good opportunities, first cutting to his backhand across the crease for a shot at the 5:20 mark, but failing to lift the puck over UNH goalie Casey DeSmith.
Later in the period, Guptill appeared to put one in from a bad angle, as the puck trickled behind DeSmith, but a video review confirmed that the puck did not cross the net.
Motte then netted the winner, putting in a rebound off a Derek DeBlois shot.
Kevin Goumas scored to give the Wildcats (1-2-1) a 1-0 lead at 6:18 of the first period, his shot from the left point going over Nagelvoort’s shoulder.
Michigan answered just minutes later on the second of four power plays during the frame. Guptill took a pass off the side boards from Boo Nieves and fired a shot off the inside of the post and in at 9:40.
A Luke Moffatt pass on the power play went off a New Hampshire defenseman and past DeSmith at 4:03 of the second period to put Michigan up 2-1.
But New Hampshire tied it on a Goumas power-play goal at 15:02.
(At) Massachusetts 5, Michigan State 2
Massachusetts (2-2) scored four consecutive goals in the second period, including three on the power play.
“Obviously their power play was exceptional and our penalty kill was poor tonight,” said Spartans coach Tom Anastos. “We didn’t have an answer for it and that was the difference in the game.”
The Minutemen made good on four of eight power-play opportunities.
Michael Ferrantino and Greg Wolfe scored for Michigan State (0-2) in the first period.