As the Michigan hockey team began its shootout against Wisconsin on Saturday, all eyes were on junior forward Tyler Motte as he took the puck from center ice and went in on goal to try to give the Wolverines an early advantage.
The Daily sat down with senior forward Boo Nieves, who has three goals and six assists this season, to discuss his year, Michigan coach Red Berenson, E. coli and more.
The duo willed the Wolverines to a five-point, Big Ten-opening series against Wisconsin.
In the middle of the second period, with Michigan down two goals to an unheralded Wisconsin hockey team, pandemonium broke out at Yost Ice Arena.
Dexter Dancs lifted the puck over goaltender Matt Jurusik’s right shoulder, tying the game and kickstarting a whirlwind finish that gave Michigan a 6-4 win.
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.