Recap courtesy of MGoBlue.com
The No. 12-ranked University of Michigan ice hockey team (16-8-0, 8-2-0-0 Big Ten) heads to Minneapolis to take on Minnesota (14-9-3, 5-2-3-0 Big Ten) this weekend where the Wolverines will try to end a three-game winless streak at Mariucci Arena (0-3-0). Michigan last won at Minnesota on Nov. 28, 2008, a 6-3 victory in the College Hockey Showcase. U-M has won three straight in the series against Minnesota, including a home sweep earlier this season (W, 4-3 OT; W, 7-5) on Jan. 9-10 at Yost Ice Arena. The win on Jan. 10 was Red Berenson's 800th behind the bench at U-M. Michigan has also won three straight true road contests, and is 4-1 overall in the midst of an eight-game stretch away from Yost. Minnesota is unbeaten in its last four games (3-0-1), sweeping Ohio State at home this past weekend.
Last Saturday (Feb. 7), Michael Downing and Justin Selman each recorded a goal and an assist and Zach Nagelvoort made 31 saves in net to help Michigan defeat Michigan State, 4-1, in the Coyote Logistics Hockey City Classic at Soldier Field in Chicago. With the win, Michigan improved to 3-3-1 all-time in outdoor games in the modern era (dating back to the Oct. 6, 2001, "Cold War" game at Michigan), including a 2-1-1 record against the Spartans.