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Friday, April 18, 2014

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Michigan Hockey

No. 6 Boston University crushes fifth-ranked Wolverines with five power-play goals

BY MICHAEL EISENSTEIN

The “over-rated” chants reverberating throughout Agganis Arena as the third period wound down said it all about the No. 5 Michigan hockey team’s 7-2 loss to No. 6 Boston University.

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Power play comes to life against Niagara

BY GJON JUNCAJ

The Michigan hockey team's power-play unit has been a cause for concern, as Michigan had converted a paltry 3.2 percent of its chances entering Thursday night, but the Wolverine power play clicked against Niagara, scoring twice.

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Duo produces all of Michigan's offense in win over Niagara

SAID ALSALAH/Daily

BY NICOLE AUERBACH

All season, members of the Michigan hockey team have said they expect to score by committee.
But don’t tell that to sophomore forwards Aaron Palushaj and Louie Caporusso.
Together, the duo has scored half of the team’s 18 total goals through the first five games.
“We’re just having fun out there,” Palushaj said with a shrug, downplaying his importance to the offense.

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Top line shines Saturday

Chris Dzombak / Daily

BY CHRIS MESZAROS

MARQUETTE — It took the Michigan hockey team 81 minutes before it recorded its first goal this weekend.
It then scored two in less than a minute.
After sophomore Matt Rust opened the scoring in Saturday's 5-3 Michigan win, the Wolverine playmakers, led by their top line, started to wake up.

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Langlais poised to lead new-look 'D'

Said Alsalah/Daily

BY NICOLE AUERBACH

Last weekend’s stats for sophomore defenseman Chad Langlais were pretty easy to overlook.
No goals. No assists. No shots.
But according to Michigan hockey coach Red Berenson, a good defenseman is hard to notice.

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Getting to the net helps hockey salvage split in the U.P.

Clif Reeder / Daily

BY GJON JUNCAJ

MARQUETTE — Moments after Louie Caporusso's empty-netter clinched a 5-3 Michigan victory, and ended a furious last-minute Northern Michigan comeback attempt Saturday, one of the Wolverines still had his head hung low.

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Michigan falls to Northern Michigan but not without controversy.

BY CHRIS MESZAROS

All 3,842 fans at Northern Michigan’s Berry Events Center were a little confused by the ending.
But the Wildcat fans were happy with the result.
No. 19 Northern Michigan (2-1 overall, 1-0 CCHA) shut out No. 2 Michigan, 2-0 Friday scoring a first period goal and an empty netter. But it was a play late in the third period that left the arena baffled.

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Mitera disappointed, but taking injury well

BY NICOLE AUERBACH

A week after senior captain Mark Mitera was injured in the season opener, he's still mulling over his options, his father said in an interview Thursday.

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Czarnik, Wolverines to play big series against Northern Michigan

BY CHRIS MESZAROS

They graduated from the same high school.
They both played for the U.S. National Team Development Program.
Even the last two letters of their names are the same.
So who are the Wolverine coaches comparing freshman forward Robbie Czarnik to?

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After injury in off-ice incident, Kampfer will be 'out of the lineup for a while'

BY MICHAEL EISENSTEIN

A week ago, the Michigan hockey team's deep defense was expected to carry what looked like a depleted offense.
After three defensive injuries in the past week, it's now the opposite.

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