Michigan Hockey Review (2/13/15)

Michigan Associate Head Coach Billy Powers joined Sam Webb on Sports talk 1050 WTKA today to review of the Wolverines' win over Michigan State in Chicago last weekend and to preview the upcoming match-up with Minnesota.


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.

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