As just a freshman, Connor has totaled 61 points and 30 goals, including four this weekend, to lead the nation.
Boo Nieves, Justin Selman and Steve Racine began their careers on a team that ended the streak no one wanted to end, and they’ll go out ending the dubious streak that followed.
Regardless of the rumors, the Wolverines made one thing certain: If this was their coach’s last game on home ice, he was going out in a fashion emblematic of his entire career.
The Wolverines were on the receiving end of two key giveaways in the defensive zone at Yost Ice Arena.
The series could be the last one Michigan coach Red Berenson ever coaches at Yost Ice Arena.
Finally healthy again, Cooper Marody, Tony Calderone and Brendan Warren rejoined the same line and excelled against Ohio State.
Calderone’s 96 shots on the season slot him in third on the team, behind junior forward Tyler Motte and freshman forward Kyle Connor, respectively.
The weekend against Ohio State brought a serious concern to the forefront. The Wolverines don’t have a reliable identity yet, and finding it in the middle of a postseason run might not be good enough.
After giving up three unanswered goals in the first 20 minutes, Racine’s second period was one of his worst stretches on the year.
While the Wolverines recovered from a three-goal deficit to push the game to overtime, the Buckeyes triumphed, 6-5.