Each week, the Daily hockey “professors” will
analyze four aspects of the weekend’s action — offense,
defense, special teams and goaltending — and give the team
grades and comments.

Prof. Michael Nisson

Offense 101: A+

The Wolverines lit up the CCHA’s second-ranked defensive
unit with 12 goals in two games. Michigan took a little while to
get going in each contest, but once the offense started up it
didn’t stop.

Prof. Brian Schick

Defense 210: B

Michigan was able to clamp down on Friday, limiting Miami to one
goal. Saturday was not so hot, with a whopping 40 shots on
Montoya.

Prof. Gennaro Filice

Sp. Teams 357: A-

While 7-for-9 on the penalty kill is pretty good, 4-for-11 on
the powerplay is stupendous. Michigan also tallied a 4-on-4 goal.
Special teams really set the pace this weekend.

Prof. Sharad Mattu

Goaltending 185: B-

Gold-medalist Al Montoya was terrific Friday when he needed to
be, and fortunately he didn’t need to be great Saturday. He
faced a tough, talented team this weekend.

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