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: B-

While the offense did score seven goals in two games, it did not
really feel like they ever got in sync. At a point so late in the
season, there should not be any question marks as to whether a team
can put the puck in the net.


Prof. Brian Schick

Defense 210: B-

The defense gave up 17 shots in the first period on Saturday but
the score was 0-0. Later, a few lapses led to two quick goals in
the second, which turned out to be the difference.


Prof. Gennaro Filice

Sp. Teams 357: C+

The Wolverines put forth a mediocre effort on the powerplay,
scoring one goal in seven opportunities. The penalty kill also
fared ok, but the one goal it gave up was Ohio State’s third
— a killer.


Prof. Sharad Mattu

Goaltending 185: B+

In both games, the Wolverines didn’t show up until the
third period. It meant Al Montoya had to be at his best, and for
the most part he was. All three goals the Buckeyes scored Saturday
were of the lucky bounce variety.

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