Nov. 9, 2012
The Wolverines opened their home-and-home series vs. Michigan State on Friday night at Yost, earning a 5-1 win over the visiting Spartans.
Sophomore Alex Guptill extended his scoring streak seven games (5g, 4a), tying a career best, with one assist tonight. Guptill also earned points in seven straight games last season, posting 11 points (5g, 6a) from Jan. 6 to Feb. 3.
Senior captain A.J. Treais led the team with two points (2a) in the win. Treais paces the Wolverines with 12 points (7g, 5a) in nine games and leads the team with five multiple-point games this season.
Freshman Cristoval 'Boo' Nieves scored his first goal as a Wolverine. It was his sixth point (1g, 5a) in eight career games. Nieves now has points in three straight games (1g, 2a).
Lindsay Sparks scored his third goal of the season with a first-period tally and now has points in three of his last four outings.
Kevin Lynch scored his third goal and seventh point of the season in eight games played. He now has a four-game point streak (3g, 2a)
Michigan continued to score via its special teams, with Jacob Trouba scoring his team-leading third power-play goal of the season. All three of Trouba's goals this season have come with the man-advantage.
Michigan was 1-for-4 on the power play and a perfect 2-for-2 on the penalty kill.
After tonight's five-goal output, the Wolverines boast the second-highest scoring offense in the country with an average of 4.50 goals per game.
Freshman G Jared Rutledge earned his first career victory as a Wolverine tonight, making 28 saves on 29 shots. Rutledge is now 1-2-0 on the season in three games.
The 5,800 in attendance mark the second sellout at Yost since its renovation.