Wisconsin will be ready to break a five-game losing streak to Michigan at Yost Ice Arena this weekend in both teams’ Big Ten opener.
The Daily sat down with Downing and Shuart to discuss the season, Shuart’s odd swag and who would win in a fight between the two.
With the Wolverines (7-2-2) hosting Wisconsin on Friday at Yost Ice Arena for the start of a weekend series, the Daily breaks down the competition across the conference.
In six periods and an overtime frame against Dartmouth, Michigan allowed only one goal — compared to the average of 3.1 goals per game it was allowing prior to the homestand against the Big Green.
The 2-1 shootout win, officially a tie, wasn’t pretty in a classic sense — but it was beautiful in its own way.
Tony Calderone’s goal proved to be a momentum swing, as the No. 12 Michigan hockey team went on to beat Dartmouth in a shootout.
With three first-period goals, Michigan has now held at least a two-goal lead in its last four games.
During the past two campaigns, the Wolverines have brought in freshman classes that made immediate impacts on the ice.
The Wolverines set out to capitalize on a weak schedule early this season. Their progress toward that goal has been the subject of much debate.
Michigan should have passed its first real test of the season with flying colors, twice beating a highly ranked Boston University side that hadn’t lost in three weeks. That’s not what happened, though.