Feb. 18, 2012
Michigan improved its all-time record against NMU to 37-18-5, including a 16-11-12 mark at Yost. The Wolverines improved their record to 13-2-2 in the last 17 games overall, dating back to Dec. 3 at Alaska.
The Wolverines have outscored their opponents 51-28 in the last 16 games and have allowed more than two goals on just four occasions during that span.
Michigan currently owns a 14-8-4-1 conference mark for 47 points. Ferris State is in first place with 50 points and was in play at the time the Michigan game ended tonight.
Forward A.J. Treais scored the game-winning goal 1:20 into the overtime period to tie Alex Guptill for the team lead with 15 goals this season. Treais picked up an assist on Jon Merrill's first-period tally and has tallied 11 points (7g, 4a) during his career-long seven-game point streak.
Merrill's goal was his first of the season and he now has points in three straight games, posting four points (1g, 3a) during that span.
Defenseman Lee Moffie extended his career-best point streak to six games with two assists tonight. Moffie now has nine points (3g, 6a) during his current run. Moffie ranks second overall in the conference and first among CCHA defensemen with 23 assists this season.
Captain Luke Glendening was the lone senior to record a point on Senior Night, posting a goal and an assist in the win. Glendening tied a single-season career high with his eighth goal of the season to open the game's scoring at the 6:58 mark of the second period and picked up an assist on Treais' overtime marker.
Goaltender Shawn Hunwick posted his third straight win for the Wolverines and improved his record to 20-9-3 on the season. The win marked the 50th of his Michigan career. Hunwick is two wins shy of the career-best 22 he won last season.
The Wolverines killed off the lone Northern Michigan power play and finished the weekend with a flawless 7-for-7 penalty-killing effort. Michigan has killed 45-of-49 (91.8 percent) of its penalties over the last 13 games.
Michigan scored the game's first goal for the seventh straight contest and improved its record to 17-5-4 when scoring first this season.
Tonight marked the fourth straight win for U-M and second straight series sweep within the comforts of Yost. Michigan owns a 13-5-1 mark at home this season.
Michigan has won its past six Senior Night games, including the past two in overtime.
U-M is 4-0-4 in overtime this season but 1-3 in shootouts.
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