Michigan Hockey Review (1/23/15)

Michigan assistant hockey coach Brian Wiseman joined Sam Webb on Sports talk 1050 WTKA today to review of the Wolverines' 10-6 victory over Ohio State and preview of the upcoming match-up with Wisconsin.

Recap courtesy of MGoBlue.com


The Michigan hockey tema has won a season-best five games in a row, the program's longest winning streak since March 8-23, 2013. In those five contests, the Wolverines have outscored their opposition 25-16 and gone 6-for-13 (46.2%) on the power play. Senior forward Zach Hyman has a goal in five straight games, and leads the Wolverines with 12 points (6G, 6A), a +9 rating and 28 shots on goal (5.6 SOG/game).

• With a 10-6 win at Ohio State last Friday, the Wolverines reached several milestones:

•Dylan Larkin recorded a career-best five point night (2G, 3A) and became the first Michigan freshman to record five points in a game since Oct. 18, 1997, when Mike Van Ryn had five assists in a 6-4 win vs. Colgate.

•U-M recorded 10 goals in a game for the first time since Oct. 13, 2011, when they defeated St. Lawrence, 10-3, at Yost Ice Arena. Michigan set a new school mark for most goals scored in a Big Ten contest.

•Michigan reached the 10-goal mark in a road game for the first time since Feb. 10, 1996, when U-M earned a 12-0 win at Illinois-Chicago.

•The Wolverines reached the 10-goal mark in a game against Ohio State for the sixth time in program history, and the first time since a 10-2 win at OSU on March 5, 1995.

•The 10-6 contest marked the most combined goals scored in a Michigan game since Jan. 13, 1990, a 9-8 (OT) loss at Bowling Green.

Michigan (13-7-0, 5-1-0-0 Big Ten) takes the nation's longest winning streak (five games) to Madison this weekend for a road series at Wisconsin (2-13-3, 0-3-1-1 Big Ten), starting with a Friday night (Jan. 23) contest at 8 p.m. CST. The Wolverines are 64-54-8 in the all-time series against the Badgers, notching a 1-2-1 record against Wisconsin last season in Big Ten play. The Badgers earned their first Big Ten points of the season this past weekend with a shootout win (T, 2-2) followed by a 5-2 loss at Minnesota this past weekend. Wisconsin is 2-6-2 this season at the Kohl Center.

• Michigan is in search of its first win at the Kohl Center since Nov. 24, 2006 (W, 4-3), having lost four straight games in Madison.


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