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CELEBRATING ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF EDITORIAL FREEDOM
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.
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.
Following two straight weeks with devastating, come-from-behind overtime losses, the Wolverines finally overcame the overtime hump off an unconventional goal.
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.
The two have each started four games, have guarded the net during an overtime performance and have taken on leadership as the sixth man despite still being underclassmen.
Through eight games, 13 of Michigan’s 28 goals have come in the third period. But the squandered late scoring opportunities have slowly started to equal those capped off by goal flurries.
While the Wolverines may lack for experience or veteran presence in many areas, defense is not one of them.
After what looked like a chance at a second straight home series sweep, Michigan (5-3-0) fell to Ferris State (3-6-1) in a shocking 3-2 upset.
Ferris State made it clear from the first puck drop that a repeat of Thursday was not in the cards for the Michigan hockey team.