Each week, the Daily’s esteemed scouting staff will review the tapes, talk to the coaches and players and discuss the team’s performance. After all of this, we offer up our comments and analysis on Michigan’s weekend action.
Ryan Sosin, Offensive Scout
It’s hard to be critical of a 15-goal weekend. Michigan spread the offensive wealth very well on Friday, and the big guns chimed in heavily on Saturday. It’s always a good sign heading into tournament play when guys like Ebbett and Woodford are lighting the lamp.
Daily Determination: 5 checks out of 5
Gabe Edelson, Defensive Scout
The Wolverines surrendered a mediocre five goals on the weekend, but big hits and shot blocks played a major role in cutting down on Notre Dame’s chances. Michigan limited the Fighting Irish to just 33 total shots and skated physically and aggressively.
Daily Determination: 4 checks out of 5
Jake Rosenwasser, Special Teams Scout
The penalty kill was the best its ever been this weekend. Michigan held Notre Dame’s power play scoreless on both nights. Saturday, the Wolverines were great when killing off Kevin Porter’s five-minute major for checking from behind.
Daily Determination: 5 checks ot of 5
Ian Herbert, Goaltender Scout
I’ve seen better from Montoya, that’s for sure. Statistically, this was one of his worst weekends — five goals on 33 shots. But I have to give him some credit for his split-legged save on a cross-crease pass five minutes into the third period. It might have saved the game.
Daily Determination: 3 checks out of 5