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Michigan to face Minnesota in Big Ten title game with an NCAA Tournament bid on the line

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BY JASON RUBINSTEIN

After beating Michigan State, 4-1, in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals Friday, the Wolverines will face No. 10 Minnesota in the conference championship game.

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Michigan breaks through late to beat Spartans, advance to championship game

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BY ZACH SHAW

The Wolverines fired 49 shots at the goal, barreling to a 4-1 win to advance to the Big Ten Tournament title game and keeping their postseason hopes alive.

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Michigan survives, thrives on penalty kill

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BY ZACH SHAW

The penalty kill in the third period was one of Michigan’s six in the game — including four in the tense third period — but what came off of each kill proved to be the most important. Despite a sluggish start and an offense that seemed out of sync for much of the game, the Wolverines were able to not only survive, but thrive off the heels of their penalty kill.

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Wolverines cruise past Wisconsin in Big Ten Tournament opener

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BY JASON RUBINSTEIN

Entering Thursday’s game against Wisconsin in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament, the Wolverines were faced with a do-or-die situation. And fortunately for Michigan, it prevailed against the Badgers for the fifth time this season, 5-1.

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Michigan enters Big Ten Tournament with slim margin for error

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BY JEREMY SUMMITT

Michigan holds the 4-0 season series lead over Wisconsin, but it would be a mistake to tread lightly against a team that hasn’t enjoyed much, if any, success during the regular season.

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Notebook: Michigan to face conference-best goaltenders in Big Ten Tourney

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BY ERIN LENNON

Michigan will have to overcome its own goaltending woes if it hopes to advance past Thursday’s first-round contest.

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Larkin, Hyman headline Big Ten hockey honorees for Michigan

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BY ZACH SHAW

Forward Dylan Larkin was unanimously selected the Big Ten Freshman of the Year on Monday. He was joined on the All-Big Ten first team by senior forward Zach Hyman and freshman defenseman Zach Werenski.

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For the seniors, happy ending on breakable thread

James Coller/Daily

BY ZACH SHAW

On a day when the Wolverines had a chance to sweep their rival, win their first Big Ten title and send their seniors off with a bang in front of a sold-out crowd, Michigan came up short time and again, missing opportunity after opportunity to send the puck past Spartan goaltender Jake Hildebrand, who made 37 saves.

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SportsMonday Column

SportsMonday Column: That feeling of heartbreak

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BY GREG GARNO

After 22 years of making the postseason followed by two consecutive years of missing it, the heartbreak has become all too familiar. But it doesn’t have to be.

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Michigan's Big Ten title hopes spoiled by Michigan State

James Coller/Daily

BY JEREMY SUMMITT

The 19th-ranked Wolverines needed just one victory to capture the Big Ten regular-season championship, but Michigan State wouldn’t let them have it.

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