The Michigan hockey team's NCAA Tournament received a big boost Friday night.
The No.18-ranked Wolverines used a balanced scoring attack and 34 saves from sophomore goalie Hayden Lavigne to knock off No. 1 Notre Dame, 4-2, Friday at the Compton Family Ice Arena in South Bend, Ind.
It was Michigan's ninth win over a top-ranked team since polls were introduced in the 1995-96 season.
Michigan (15-13-3, 10-10-3-2 Big Ten) jumped out to a 2-0 lead behind first-period goals from Adam Winborg and Dexter Dancs.
The Fighting Irish (22-7-2, 16-4-1-1) scored twice in the second period on power-play goals from Joe Wegwerth and Bobby Nardella but the Wolverines countered each time, the last on a goal from Michael Pastujov that provided the final margin with 8:08 into the final period.
Tony Calderone added a goal for Michigan, while Cooper Marody had two assists to move him into a tie for the most in the Big Ten with 25 this season.
The Wolverines will wrap up Big Ten regular-season play by hosting the Fighting Irish at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Yost Ice Arena.