While most of the credit for Michigan’s successes has been attributed to the first two offensive lines, series sweeps over No. 13 Minnesota and No. 12 Penn State were the product of a stalwart defensive effort.
For the second straight game, the No. 20 Michigan hockey team denied No. 12 Penn State’s offense — ranked the best in the nation with four goals per game coming into the weekend — quality chances throughout most of the evening.
Though both teams have gone through major transformations since their last series, it is more than likely that this weekend will present a fiercely competitive atmosphere similar to the meeting at Pegula Ice Arena in October.