Feb. 22, 2014
Five different Wolverines tallied multiple points. Freshman forward Alex Kile and junior forward Phil Di Giuseppe both led the way in scoring with two goals apiece, while senior forward Derek DeBlois, junior forward Zach Hyman and senior defenseman Kevin Clare each registered two assists. Clare posted his first multi-point game of the season.
Junior forward Zach Hyman recorded two assists for the second consecutive night, giving him 11 points (4G, 7A) in his last eight games. He has now tallied a point in seven of his last eight contests.
Sophomore goalie Steve Racine stopped 18 of 20 shots on goal. Racine made his first start at home since the first game of the season on Oct. 10, 2013, against Boston College. He has seen time in four of Michigan's last five games after not appearing in the previous seven contests.
Di Giuseppe led U-M with eight shots on net, which tied the season-best total for any Wolverine. He also tallied his first two-goal game since the second contest of the year, which was a 7-4 win over RIT on Oct. 12, 2013.
The Michigan defense held Penn State to just 20 shots after allowing them 44 last night.
The Wolverines had 22 shots in the second period, the most that Michigan has had in a period this season. U-M outshot the Nittany Lions 22-6 in the frame.
Freshman forward Tyler Motte scored a goal for the second consecutive night. With fellow freshman Alex Kile's two-goal performance, three of Michigan's seven multi-goal efforts have come from freshman (Compher 2, Kile 1).
Michigan's power play unit went 1-for-4, while the kill unit was 3-for-3.
U-M's nine goals in the two-game series is the most the Wolverines have tallied in a single weekend series this season.
With tonight's win, Michigan improved to 7-6-1-1 in Big Ten play with 24 points and seven games remaining in conference play.
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