Michigan Hockey Review (2/27/15)

Michigan assistant hockey coach Billy Powers joined Sam Webb on Sports talk 1050 WTKA today to review of the Wolverines' split with Ohio State and preview of the upcoming match-up with Wisconsin.


Recap courtesy of MGoBlue.com

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Coming off a weekend split with Ohio State, the University of Michigan ice hockey team (17-11-0, 9-5-0-0 Big Ten) sits in a tie for first with Minnesota atop the Big Ten standings with 27 points, just two points ahead of Penn State (vs. Ohio State this weekend) and Michigan State (vs. Minnesota). All six conference teams have six Big Ten games remaining. The Wolverines will host Wisconsin (4-20-4, 2-10-2-2 Big Ten) for a two-game series beginning Friday night (Feb. 27, 7:35 p.m.) as they close out the regular-season series with the Badgers. The Wolverines are 66-54-8 in the all-time series against Wisconsin, including a 33-14-6 record against the Badgers at Yost Ice Arena.

• Last Sunday, Dylan Larkin and Zach Hyman each had a goal and three assists, and defenseman Zach Werenski added two goals to lead Michigan to a 5-2 win over Ohio State at Yost Ice Arena. Justin Selman added a goal and an assist, and goaltender Steve Racine made 28 saves to earn the win in net, snapping a three-game losing streak for the Wolverines. Michigan improved to 10-2-0 at Yost Ice Arena this season and finished the regular-season series against the Buckeyes with a 3-1 record.

• In the last meeting between Michigan and Wisconsin on Jan. 24 at Kohl Center, Zach Hyman (2G, A) and Zach Werenski (2G) each scored twice, and Zach Nagelvoort made 17 saves for his first Big Ten shutout to lead Michigan to a 6-0 win over the Badgers. Dylan Larkin and Tony Calderone each added a goal and an assist, as Michigan scored four first-period goals to put the game out of reach early. With the win, Michigan earned its first weekend series sweep at Wisconsin since Dec. 12-13, 1975 (W, 8-4, W, 8-3).

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