Billy Sauer appears to be done for the evening, as Bryan Hogan has started the second period in net for the Wolverines. Hogan last saw action back on March 1 against Ferris State. Hogan has appeared in five games this season.
This building has not been kind to Sauer, who gave up seven goals on 26 shots last year to North Dakota in the regionals. In this game, he allowed three goals on nine shots. That’s a .714 save percentage.
UND’s Lamoureaux’s save percentage has also suffered in Denver. He gave up five goals on 34 shots last year in that 8-5 win over Michigan, and six goals on 27 shots earlier today. That’s .784.
EDIT: Neil Koepke of the Lansing State Journal reminded me that Lamoureux played two games in Denver last year, and he did much better in the regional final, making 41 saves on 43 shots in a 3-2 win over Minnesota. That raises his save percentage to a more resectable .862.