Feb. 4, 2012
Michigan capped off the weekend sweep with a 3-0 win over the visiting Miami RedHawks tonight at Yost Ice Arena. The Wolverines earned six points in the CCHA standings this weekend and improved their all-time record against Miami to 71-26-4 overall and 45-5-1 versus the RedHawks at Yost.
U-M now ranks third in the CCHA standings with 38 points and is only three points behind first-place Ferris State. Michigan has climbed back into the race for the regular-season league championship with a 10-1-2 run in its last 13 games dating back to Dec. 3 at Alaska.
Goaltender Shawn Hunwick turned aside all 29 shots he faced for his fourth shutout of the season and ninth of his career. Hunwick now ranks second nationally in wins (17), fifth in save percentage (.932) and ninth in goals-against average (2.05), and shares fifth in shutouts (four).
Defenseman Lee Moffie led Michigan with two goals in the win. Moffie, who earned one assist in last night's victory, earned three points (2g, 1a) over the weekend. Moffie's first goal came shorthanded; the second SHG of his career.
Chris Brown tallied Michigan's third goal of the night; his 11th of the season. Brown is tied for second on the team in goals this season. Brown also received a disqualification penalty with one minute remaining and will miss next Friday's game at Michigan State.
The team combined for 98 penalty minutes tonight, including 76 in the third period alone.
Neither team capitalized on the power play, as Michigan closed out the contest 0-for-5 and Miami was unsuccessful on all six of its opportunities.
Head coach Red Berenson earned his 745th career victory tonight, moving him into sole possession of fifth place on the all-time wins list.
Freshman Alex Guptill failed to record a point for the first time in eight games. He posted 11 points (5g, 6a) during his career-best seven-game point streak from Jan. 6 to Feb. 3.