Following a disheartening loss to Michigan Tech, the Michigan Wolverines responded to pick up a 5-2 win over rival Michigan State on Sunday at the 2012 Great Lakes Invitational.
Despite taking a 2-1 into the locker room after 40 minutes of play, Michigan State surrendered its lead immediately in the third period after a costly turnover led to Andrew Copp's second goal of the year for the Wolverines. Red Berenson's team quickly picked up a power play goal from Kevin Lynch just 47 seconds later to stun the Spartans and snatch a one-goal advantage.
The Wolverines added a fourth goal at the 9:09 mark of the period as Phil Di Guiseppe tallied his third of the season, a play created entirely by the unbelievable knee-spin pass from Michigan star Luke Moffatt. Moffatt's game-sealing move marked his eighth assist of the season, and he was one of 10 Michigan players to pick up a point in the win. The Wolverines have now won two out of three third-place games against Michigan State in the history of the GLI, and will next meet on Friday, Feb. 1 in Ann Arbor.