A disappointing weekend for the Wolverines came to an end with a 5-1 loss to the Buckeyes, which followed a 3-2 defeat the night before.
The 17th-ranked Wolverines conceded two goals less than a minute apart in the third period, and it cost them dearly in a 3-2 loss to No. 15 Ohio State.
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.
Each time he commends the offense, Pearson seems to conversely critique his blueliners ability to step up in the big moments, especially when down a man.
Fighting through a fast-paced, nail-biting overtime, the Wolverines came out alive Saturday, after taking their largest blow of the season the night before.
Despite finding success playing from behind last weekend against No. 7 Minnesota, the 17th-ranked Wolverines didn’t have the same fortune Friday night against No. 9 Wisconsin.
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.
Three weeks ago, Michigan hockey coach Mel Pearson called Cooper Marody into his office for a conversation about his practice habits. Since then, the junior forward's production has soared.
Mel Pearson emphasized that playing behind with three- or four-goal deficits will not be a sustainable practice moving forward.
This weekend, all eyes turned anxiously to Ann Arbor to watch the Wolverines take on conference royalty. And the results proved that critics may have underestimated Michigan.