Welcome to our third period live blog. Cornell currently leads Michigan by a score of 3-0 after two periods. Joel Lowry scored for the Big Red in the first period, while Teemu Tiitinen and Greg Miller tallied for Cornell in the second. The shots are even at 14-14. Cornell is 1-for-5 on the power play, while Michigan is 0-for-1, with 1:05 remaining on a rough to Dustin Mowrey to begin the third.
- Cornell killed off what was left of the Michigan power play. They showed some more decent passing, but again, no solid chances. Michigan is now 0-for-2 on the man advantage.
- The shot clock has been a little slow to count tonight, but through 7:05 of the third period, there have been no shots on goal. Totals remain 14-14. Teams playing fairly evenly, though neither getting any chances, so truly hard to judge. Doesn't appear that a comeback is in the cards for the Wolverines, unless they get a jolt real soon.
- GOAL 4-0 CORNELL: The chants of "Start the bus!" have begun at the Garden. Cornell co-captain and senior Erik Axell scored on an open rebound in the slot. There was no one in maize near Axell and he uncorked a nasty wrister past Steve Racine to put the Big Red up by four.
- GOAL 4-1 CORNELL: The maize and blue are finally on the board, as a seeing-eye wrister from Mac Bennett (his fourth goal of the season) has made it a three-goal game. Jacob Trouba got an assist on the play. Lots of traffic in front, nothing Andy Iles could do about. Michigan avoids the shutout, but still trail by three with nine minutes to go.
- Andy Iles just made the best save of the night on Michigan's Derek DeBlois, who got a rebound from point blank range. Iles made a solid reaction save, getting across with his left pad.
- GOAL 5-1 CORNELL: Well, the Big Red left the house with as pretty a goal you'll see at any level. A remarkable three-way passing play between Brian Ferlin (BOS draft pick), Dustin Mowery and Greg Miller, all in the Michigan zone, leads to Miller getting his second of the game and fifth of the season. As artistic and wonderful as hockey gets. We're nearing a minute to go, and the Cornell fans in the house are most of what's remaining at MSG.
- FINAL 5-1 CORNELL: That's the end of a lovely night of hockey at a sold out (17,200) Madison Square Garden, as Cornell beats Michigan 5-1. Cornell had better balance on offense and moved the puck much better than the Wolverines on D, and overall deserved the win. I may have some more stuff later if there's anything interesting said in the post-game interviews, but for now, I bid you all adieu. Thanks to the crew at Western College Hockey Blog for letting me hop in, I hope I get to do this again. Hockey goes on.