Dec. 14, 2012
Michigan dropped a 4-1 decision to the visiting Western Michigan Broncos, falling to 5-9-2 on the season. The Wolverines have posted a 3-7-2-2 mark in conference play.
Phil Di Giuseppe netted the lone goal for the Wolverines, scoring his second of the season at 13:49 of the second period. It is Di Giuseppe's first goal since Oct. 12 vs. RIT.
Boo Nieves and Luke Moffatt tallied the assists on the Michigan goal, each earning his seventh assist of the season.
Nieves (1g, 1a) and Moffatt (2a) now each have points in consecutive games.
Steve Racine made his 11th start in goal for Michigan, turning aside 24 shots in the loss. Racine's record now stands at 4-5-2 on the season.
The Wolverines took a season-low 24 shots on goal. The team recorded 11 shots in the first and second periods combined before firing 13 on the WMU netminder in the third period.
Michigan's power play finished the night 0-for-5 on the power play and has now been held scoreless in seven straight games. The Wolverines are mired in a 0-for-32 power-play slump, dating back to Nov. 10 at Michigan State.
Alex Guptill returned to the lineup, after being a healthy scratch in Michigan's last series, and led the team with five shots on goal.
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