With their fate resting entirely in their have hands, Michigan travels to Wisconsin this weekend for a two-video game sequence that concludes their common Big Ten convention schedule.
The Wolverines can clinch home ice for the to start with spherical of the Big Ten Championship playoffs with an outright victory either night in Madison. Any mix of final results that net 3 points in the standings will also do the trick for securing home ice gain for the two-out-of-3 initial weekend playoff sequence. Pending the weekend final results in the topsy-turvy Big Ten race (see standings beneath), Michigan can finish anywhere from 2nd to fifth.
The Big Ten race for last positioning in the standings is so tight that the Badgers, now sitting down sixth in the standings, have an outdoors prospect by themselves to secure a home to start with-spherical playoff sequence with a sweep of Michigan. Only final-area Michigan Condition is out of the jogging for a to start with-spherical home playoff sequence.
Both games of the Wisconsin sequence will be carried on the main Big Ten Network, at 9 p.m. EST every night.
Wolverine To Observe
Considering the fact that sophomore ahead Josh Norris was dropped for the year owing to harm, junior ahead Will Lockwood has taken on the challenge of primary the Wolverine’s offense. He sales opportunities U-M with 14 targets and is tied for 3rd on the staff with 13 helps.
Lockwood’s existence in a essential highway sequence will go a long way towards figuring out Michigan’s fate in their weekend thrust to inch up the Big Ten standings.
Badger To Observe
Freshman goaltender Daniel Lebedeff has stepped ahead in net for Wisconsin. His consecutive 40-help you save and 38-help you save performances final weekend versus then-No. 19 Penn Condition final weekend aided deliver a weekend split for the Badgers.
Other Big Ten Hockey Weekend Motion
Michigan Condition at No. 7 Ohio Condition (Fri./Sat.)
Arizona Condition at Minnesota (Fri./Sat.)
No. 18 Penn Condition at No. 17 Notre Dame (Fri./Sat.)
Current Big Ten Hockey Standings
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