Feb. 10, 2012
With the 3-2 loss tonight, Michigan's all-time record against Michigan State drops to 140-124-19 overall and 44-62-9 on the road.
Despite the loss, the Wolverines remain in third place in the CCHA standings entering tomorrow night's game versus MSU at Joe Louis Arena. Michigan trails first-place Ferris State by six points with five games remaining in the regular season.
The scoreless first period tonight marked the 21st time this season that Michigan had held its opponents off the scoreboard in the opening frame.
Junior forward A.J. Treais scored his 12th goal of the season, a single-season career high, and now has points in four straight games (4g, 1a).
Tonight marked the first time this season that Michigan had lost a game when leading after two periods (14-1-3).
The Wolverines had killed off 23 straight penalties entering tonight's game and killed the first three in this contest, making it 26 in a row dating back to Jan. 15. The team has killed 40/44 in last 11 games overall.
Goaltender Shawn Hunwick turned aside 27 of 30 shots and allowed more than two goals for the first time since Dec. 10 at MSU (10 games).
Michigan State scored two goals in the third period, marking the first time U-M had allowed two goals in a period since Dec. 29 against Boston College (nine games).