Tied 5-5 after regulation on CBS college sports (with North Dakota vs. CC to follow). Started out pretty slow but they started getting it going late.
I said earlier a split in this series would be best for Michigan, but thinking about it, a shoot-out sweep for Miami would leave Michigan (assuming a win over State) 3 points and 2 games up on ND and 6 points and 2 games up on Miami. I like those numbers.
Miami's neutral zone play and offensive zone play are great, as always and their transition offense (at least with one of their big lines on the ice) is flat out terrifying. But they aren't great in their own zone and they are less than great in transition defense. So, like last year, the strategy for Michigan to beat them is to make them play our run'n'gun game and limit their possession.
Both goalies have had a couple gems and let in a couple softies, Knapp and Reichard are both very human this year, which bodes pretty well for us.
Miami's scoring line forwards are all pretty good, most of the play making comes from Miele and Camper, with help from Cannone but they have several guys that can finish.
Their team defense is pretty good, but their defense-men as a group seem pretty victimizable.