When Bill Muckalt cues up film for his power-play units to watch, he doesn’t always turn to the film bank Michigan maintains of its own games and practices. Instead, the associate head coach pulls together clips from the highest level of the sport.
COLUMBUS — Halfway through the second period, the Michigan hockey team netted a goal to extend its lead to two. The first period saw a power-play goal from Nick Pastujov, and the second, a quick backdoor cut from Emil Orhvall.
A week and a day earlier, against Clarkson, the freshman defenseman played 27 minutes in his Michigan debut. But he suffered an ankle injury in that game, and he missed the next game — and the two that followed. So, on Oct. 19, York’s face said it all as he sat with the rest of Michigan’s non-dressers. He wanted to be down with his team, and the disappointment was evident.