March 8, 2013
Kevin Lynch scored both a power-play goal and shorthanded goal in the first period. The last Michigan player to score those two special team goals in one game was Lee Moffie, who scored a power-play goal and shorthanded goal against Bowling Green on March 12 at Yost in the second game of the second round of the CCHA playoffs.
Lynch has now garnered at least one point in seven of his last eight games.
It is the first time this season Kevin Lynch has scored twice in one game. It is the fifth time in his career he had two markers. The last time he scored twice was on March 25, 2011, against Nebraska-Omaha.
Michigan's record is 9-0 this season when a Wolverine scores twice in the game.
Michigan's three goals were all scored by the special teams. Jon Merrill and Lynch scored the first two goals on power plays, and the third goal was scored on a shorthanded breakaway by Lynch.
Merrill's power-play goal is his second goal of the season. He scored his first marker at Notre Dame on Feb. 8.
Alex Guptill's assist on Lynch's first goal pushes his consecutive point streak to six games.
Phil Di Giuseppe's assist is the fifth time in the last six games he has recorded at least one point.
U-M scored the game's first goal for the fourth time in the past five games and has used that early lead to post a 4-0-1 mark during a current five-game unbeaten streak.
When NMU outshot the Wolverines 14-6 in the second period, it was the first time U-M was outshot in eight periods going back to the Feb. 23 in a 6-3 victory at Ohio State.