The Michigan Wolverines hockey team will host the Penn State Nittany Lions on Friday for the first meeting of a two-game set at Yost Ice Arena.
The game is scheduled to start at 8:30 p.m. ET and will be televised on Fox Sports 1. If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of the game on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV Stick, or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
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Penn State vs Michigan Hockey Preview
The Nittany Lions sit atop the Big Ten with an 8-3 league record. They suffered an out-of-conference overtime defeat their last time out, falling to the UMass Lowell River Hawks 3-2 on the road on Saturday to slip to 11-4 overall.
PSU senior forward Nate Sucese forced extra time on a power-play goal with 23 seconds left before UMass Lowell won with on their 18th shot on net midway through OT. The Nittany Lions finished with twice as many attempts on goal.
“This doesn’t happen all the time, especially when you play well on both sides,” PSU head coach Guy Gadowsky said, according to the Daily Collegian, “but we just got great information from our loss and really well-defined things that we’re going to work on this week.”
The Nittany Lions are 2-9 all-time at Yost Ice Arena, having lost eight straight since their last victory there in November 2014.
“It’s definitely one of the louder places to play,” PSU junior forward Evan Barratt said, per the Daily Collegian. “For us, it’s definitely one of the more fun away rinks to play at.”
He added: “Going into this year we feel like we got a confident group and we know how we match up against them. This year is the year to break something that’s unfortunately been happening.”
The Wolverines, 5-8-3 overall and 1-6-1 in Big Ten play, reside in the conference’s basement. They earned their first Big Ten win of the season on Sunday, besting the Wisconsin Badgers 3-1 to secure a series split.
Michigan won 20 of 26 faceoffs in the victory.
“They have some pretty good guys that they like to run plays off the faceoff,” Wolverines senior forward Jake Slaker said, according to The Michigan Daily. “So it’s something we’ve been reiterating all week, we wanted to be strong in the circle because if you start off with possession of the puck, it’s better than chasing it.”
The Wolverines average just 2.13 goals per game, the 13th-worst mark out of 60 Division I squads.
They’ve been strong defensively, however, ranking 14th with 2.19 goals surrendered per contest. Their strength on that end will be put to the test against Penn State, who average 4.60 goals per game, the second-best mark in the nation.
“They have an abundance of guys who can burn you,” Wolverines head coach Mel Pearson said, per The Michigan Daily. “So you just have to be really aware of that. But then you just got to go play, too. You gotta respect them, but you can’t fear them.”
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