Feb. 17, 2012
Michigan improved its all-time record against NMU to 36-18-5, including a 15-11-12 mark at Yost. The Wolverines improved their record to 12-2-2 in the last 16 games overall, dating back to Dec. 3 at Alaska.
Despite the win, U-M remains in third place in the CCHA standings due to wins by Ferris State and Western Michigan. With three regular-season games remaining, Michigan trails first-place FSU by six points and second-place WMU by one point.
Forward A.J. Treais extended his career-long point streak to six games with two assists in tonight's win. Treais has earned nine points (6g, 3a) during his current streak.
Rookie forward Phil Di Giuseppe found the back of the net for the ninth time this season and the first since Dec. 2 at Alaska. Di Giuseppe now has points in three straight games (1g, 2a)
Defenseman Lee Moffie set a new career high for points in consecutive games with two (1g, 1a) tonight. Moffie has posted eight points (3g, 4a) during his five-game streak. Moffie leads the Wolverines with 21 assists.
Michigan's Hobey Baker Award nominee, goaltender Shawn Hunwick, turned aside 26-of-27 shots for his 19th win of the season. Hunwick has a 12-2-1 record, with three shutouts, in 15 games since Dec. 3.
U-M's penalty kill was perfect, shutting out Northern Michigan on all six power-play opportunities. The Wolverines have now killed 44-of-48 opportunities over the past 12 games, good for a 91.7-percent clip.
Michigan scored first for the sixth straight game.