Nov. 5, 2011
Michigan and Western Michigan played for the 106th game of the series between the two CCHA squads. The Wolverines hold a 68-28-10 advantage over the Broncos. U-M has won 23 of the past 28 matchups.
The Maize and Blue potted three goals in the third period. It is the eighth time this season that Michigan has scored three-plus goals in a single period.
Sophomore defenseman Mac Bennett, who scored the game-winning goal tonight, has a career-long five-game point streak with five points (2g, 3a).
Sophomore forward Derek DeBlois has a career-long four-game point streak with four points (2g, 2a).
Greg Pateryn and Lindsay Sparks assisted two consecutive Michigan goals in the third period. Pateryn finished the weekend with four assists and a plus-3 rating.
With his goal in the final period, junior center A.J. Treais moved into the team lead with six.
Junior forward Lindsay Sparks had two assists on the night, and now leads the team in assists (8) and points (13).
Senior captain Luke Glendening led the Wolverines with four shots on goal.
Shawn Hunwick made his tenth consecutive start for U-M and turned aside 30-of-32 shots, while winning his seventh game of the season.
Michigan was 2-for-5 with the man-advantage. The Wolverines penalty kill was perfect, not allowing Western Michigan to score during two power-play opportunities. The Wolverines improved their penalty kill percentage to 83 percent (39-of-47) and have killed off the last 15 chances.
With tonight's victory, U-M has won 21 of its last 22 home games, with 20 of those wins coming at Yost plus one more at the Big Chill at the Big House.