#6 Michigan vs #20 Minnesota
Big Ten Network
HUGE game, Big Ten Title on the line, probably need to leave this series in first place to have a shot at the title.
UM hockey coach Red Berenson and MSU coach Tom Anastos visited the Nordins' studio earlier this month to help forge the trophy centerpiece, which is a 1½-inch thick iron letter “D.”
Most of the trophy is stainless steel, but the “D” is hand-forged carbon steel, Nordin said. Other elements of the trophy will be a cup and the base will list the winners of the game from each season. Details on the trophy will represent the game of hockey, both universities, the city of Detroit and the new Red Wings arena now under construction downtown.
A couple more Wolverine hockey alumni will be heading to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, and both had a hand in tonight's Montreal win over Ottawa. The Canadiens won the series four games to two behind outstanding Carey Price goaltending, but tonight Pateryn assisted on Brendan Gallagher's first-period goal, the game-winner, and Pacioretty sealed the deal with an empty-netter from deep in his own end with 0.03 to go.
Wolverines whose teams remain in the playoffs as of this post include:
-Andrew Cogliano (Ducks)
-Luke Glendening (Red Wings)
-Carl Hagelin (Rangers)
-Matt Hunwick (Rangers)
LET'S GO RED WINGS, plus the Habs and Rangers otherwise, and to a lesser extent, the Ducks.
Game starts at 7:30 on Fox Sports Detroit.
Michigan leads the all-time series, 152–128–19
Michigan leads the 'Rivalry at the Joe' series, 14–9–4
For the second straight day Dylan Larkin was named the player of the game for Team USA. Had an assist on the opening goal by Sonny Milano then added a goal of his own to make the game 2-0.
USA went on to win 3-0 and remain in 2nd place (8 pts) behind Canada (9pts). USA will play Canada in what should be a preview of the finals in Montreal on Dec. 31st at 4:00pm.
Congrats to Dylan on what is quickly becoming a very impressive WJC for him.