Hockey

No. 5 Michigan set the tone from the opening whistle, ensuring lightning wouldn’t strike twice and capturing a 4-1 victory.

Senior forward Michael Ferrantino of the Michigan State Hockey team holds up the trophy for the Duel in the D match against Michigan. Michigan lost 3-2.

Michigan State won the inaugural Iron D trophy on Friday.

Junior forward JT Compher and the Wolverines will play for a brand new rivalry trophy against Michigan State on Sunday.

With the Duel in the D on the horizon, Michigan has the chance to claim possession of the newly crafted Iron D trophy.

Red Berenson's team has benefitted by the success of its opponents so far this season.

Michigan currently sits at No. 4 in the PairWise Rankings, but the Wolverines have been one of the last one or two teams out of the NCAA Tournament the last three years.

Sophomore defenseman Zach Werenski has 17 points in 21 games this season

Werenski has been working tirelessly on his game his whole life, and he isn’t stopping now.

Tyler Motte leads the nation with 22 goals in 23 games this season.

Through 23 games, Motte has netted a nation-leading 22 goals to go along with 13 assists.

Boo Nieves scored the game-tying goal against Penn State on Saturday before the Wolverines rallied to win, 6-3.

This Michigan team has never been short on heroes. Saturday night, the seniors stepped up to lead a third-period turnaround with grit and tenacity.

Senior forward Boo Nieves celebrates after scoring the tying goal in the third period during Michigan's 6-3 win over Penn State at Madison Square Garden in New York City on January 30.

Michigan managed to give the Nittany Lions what it felt it owed them, capturing a 6-3 victory off a strong third-period effort.

Freshman forward Kyle Connor scored twice against Penn State on Thursday.

The Wolverines bested the Nittany Lions, 7-4.

Red Berenson's team opens a pivotal Big Ten series at Penn State on Thursday.

In previous seasons, Penn State has had the Wolverines’ number.