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.
Michigan was hindered by Ohio State’s disruptive forechecking, and had several mistakes on defense that led to a Buckeye explosion.
The Golden Gophers took back the lead in the Big Ten standings with two weeks to play.
Minnesota held a narrow lead in the Big Ten standings coming into the weekend series, with 33 points to Michigan’s 32, but Thursday’s win put the Wolverines squarely in first place.
Minnesota hosts No. 6 Michigan on Thursday night in the first game of a weekend series.
This season, Cutler Martin has played 25 of the Michigan hockey team’s 28 games. And with the exception of the matchup with the Bulldogs, he has suited up as a defenseman in every one of those contests.
Cecconi joined the Daily for this week’s edition of Quick Hits.