Saturday, October 24, 2015

Michigan Plays Here Tonight

Check this out - before this weekend, Michigan hadn't played in an ECAC building in almost 30 years. That's a long time. So while we can partially thank Col. Knowlton's move to make road wins more important in the PairWise Rankings, we also have to give kudos to Seth Appert, whose deal with Red Berenson brought the Wolverines out to take on both of the Capital District teams this weekend in exchange for four home games for Michigan - the two against RPI last year, and two against Union next year.

It was a barn burner in an actual barn last night as Michigan and Union skated to a 5-5 draw in Schenectady, a game in which the Dutchmen blew a two-goal lead in the third period (sound familiar?). The Engineers cannot afford to get themselves into a track meet like that if they have a hope of even matching Union's draw against the Wolverines - the offense just isn't in a position to go blow for blow just yet.

The name of the game is defense. And if the defense that beat Boston College shows up tonight, or any night, anything can happen for this team. Anything at all - much of it great.

It's just one night this week. Tonight.

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