Nov. 16, 2013
Michigan improves to 27-8-3 in the all-time series against Nebraska-Omaha. The Wolverines earn their first win at UNO in six years, dating back to their last win at CenturyLink Center on Nov. 3, 2007, a 3-2 victory.
Sophomore goalie Steve Racine made his first start in net since Oct. 18 at New Hampshire. He made 40 saves, his second 40-plus save performance of the season. Racine made a career-high 42 saves in a 7-4 win at RIT on Oct. 12.
Freshman JT Compher notched Michigan's first shorthanded goal of the season in the second period and is tied for second on the team with eight points (2G, 6A) on the season. Compher and Nolan De Jong, who had the primary assist on Derek DeBlois' game-winner, helped Michigan continue its streak of having a freshman record a point in every game this season.
The Wolverines finished the night 1-for-4 on the power play, as the Wolverines improved to 6-1-1 when scoring a PPG. U-M entered the night with the fourth-best power play in the nation.
Michigan finished the night 5-for-6 on the penalty kill and is now 42-for-50 (84.0%) for the season on the PK.
Senior forward Derek DeBlois, who scored his second career game-winning goal, also led Michigan with six shots.
Michigan has completed its non-conference road schedule and has four non-conference games remaining this season. The Wolverines play Niagara (Nov. 22) and Ferris State (Dec. 11) at home and will take on Western Michigan on Dec. 27 and Michigan State or Michigan Tech on Dec. 28 in the Great Lakes Invitational at Comerica Park in Detroit.
Junior Alex Guptill picked up an assist for the second straight night and is Michigan's active career leader with 75 points (34G, 41A).
Michigan scored three goals in the second period, marking just the second time that the Wolverines have scored three or more goals in a frame. U-M scored four goals in the first period of a 7-4 win at RIT on Oct. 12.