Calderone, junior center Cooper Marody and senior left wing Dexter Dancs – who have combined for 47 points thus far this season – continued to dominate the stat sheet.
During the upcoming off-week, the Wolverines expressed that they would be working on ironing out the kinks of what fans saw as a stagnant offense and an underperforming defense.
Such has been the storyline for the majority of the season – a firm Wolverine front that comes from behind and gives its opponents no reason to feel comfortable.
The No. 17 Michigan hockey team (2-1-1 Big Ten, 6-3-1 overall) travels to Madison to face off against No. 9 Wisconsin (2-2, 7-5-1) in the Wolverines’ second top-10 matchup in two weeks.
Coming off a league-shattering victory Friday against No. 4 Minnesota, Michigan had looked to complete a sweep of the top team in the Big Ten.
A lot could go wrong this weekend for Michigan if the Golden Gophers’ scoring machine starts to churn. But a lot could also go right if the Wolverines’ system is synchronous.
Sophomore goaltenders Jack LaFontaine and Hayden Lavigne did their part of the job, recording 49 and 42 saves, respectively, in a pair of up-and-down defensive performances.
In a much-anticipated matchup between the Michigan hockey team (0-1 Big Ten, 3-2 overall) and No. 15 Penn State (2-1, 4-3), the Wolverines had almost proven that rankings aren’t everything.
Michigan opened its season with the goal of being a quick, high-intensity team. It either hasn’t achieved that aim yet, or its playing style is transforming into something different.
The Daily highlights four key takeaways from the series, including the areas the Wolverines excelled and the areas the team needs to improve before Michigan travels to Penn State for its first Big Ten series of the season.