Michigan hockey stunned Denver in OT, 3-2, in the Frozen Four semifinals

BOSTON – It did not turn out to be the shootout many expected. It could not be decided for three periods.

But Michigan hockey’s chance to play for yet another national championship ended at the point where the Wolverines last won one, 24 years ago.

Carter Savoie put a rebound back from his own shot, which was originally saved by UM goalkeeper Erik Portillo with 5:07 left in overtime to give Denver a 3-2 victory Thursday night in the Frozen Four at TD Garden.

“I just told them a game will not define who they are as hockey players or people,” Michigan coach Mel Pearson said. “There were a lot of expectations for this group, and they exceeded those expectations and then handled all that pressure so well.”

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