Saturday, June 10

Western Michigan hockey picks up first-ever NCAA tournament win in OT

In real time, it looked like Northeastern goaltender Devon Levi had turned in an acrobatic save that would be shown in NCAA tournament highlight packages for years. With Western Michigan sophomore forward Luke Grainger wrapping around the net 93 seconds into overtime, Levi — who had turned the puck over behind the net — dove to his right across the crease. Without his stick, the Hobey Baker finalist (and national leader in save percentage and shutouts) grabbed the puck with his blocker hand and sent it back out into the offensive zone — the fourth-seeded Huskies would play on.

But on replay, slowed down, it was quickly clear: Goal, WMU. Game over.

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