Jan. 31, 2014
Michigan improved to 64-54-7 in the all-time series against the Badgers. The Wolverines snapped a four-game winless streak against Wisconsin (0-3-1), with their last win coming back on Nov. 28, 2009. They are now 8-1-1 at Yost this season and move to 5-2-0-0 in Big Ten play. Tonight marked the first home game in the last 51 days.
Michigan head coach Red Berenson earned his 783rd career win, which moves him into a tie for fourth all-time on the Division 1 coaching wins list with Rick Comley.
U-M has now won three straight after going six games without a victory prior to last weekend. It is also the team's first win over Wisconsin this season after being swept in Madison earlier this month. Michigan snapped a four game winless streak against the Badgers dating back to Nov. 28, 2009.
Michigan finished the night 0-for-5 on the man-advantage and 2-for-2 on the penalty kill. Michigan has been perfect on the power play in three of its last four contests.
Freshman goalie Zach Nagelvoort stopped 26 of the 27 shots he faced to improve upon his Big Ten-best save percentage to .937 Nagelvoort now holds a 9-5-1 on the season.
Each of tonight's goal scorers snapped lengthy goal-scoring droughts. Motte snapped a nine-game scoring streak with his first-period goal, Guptill broke a five-game scoring drought, and Hyman went seven games without a goal before his second-period score.
Junior forward Alex Guptill tallied the game-winner and paced U-M with eight shots on net, including six in the third period.
Senior forward Luke Moffatt registered an assist in the second period, giving him a team-leading four points (3g,1a) in his four career games against Wisconsin.
U-M outshot the Badgers by a 34-27 tally, the third straight game Michigan has outshot its opponent.
Since the end of the 2012-13 season, Michigan has been stellar in conference play, winning 11 of 13 games (11-2-0), including sweeps against Ohio State and Michigan State in Big Ten play this season.