Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Montoya Stops Hagelin in U-M Meeting

Michigan stopped Michigan on Monday night in the Florida Panthers’ 2-1 shootout win over the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins.

Former University Michigan forward Carl Hagelin had a breakaway against former Wolverine netminder Al Montoya during the contest, but Montoya made the save. It was Hagelin's only shot on goal of the game.

Montoya made 31 saves in regulation before stopping four of five shootout attempts. Scott Bjugstad (Minnesota) scored for the Panthers before the shootout, while Chris Kunitz (Ferris State) tallied for the Penguins.

Hagelin, who started the year with the Anaheim Ducks after being acquired in the off-season from the New York Rangers, skated for Michigan from 2007 to 2011, notching 152 points in 171 games, according to USCHO.com. He also led the Wolverines to the NCAA championship game as a senior, before helping the Rangers to the 2014 Stanley Cup Final. 

Montoya backstopped U-M from 2002 to 2005, compiling an 86-29-8 record in 123 NCAA appearances, and is now with his third NHL organization since making his debut with the New York Islanders in 2010-11.

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