- Sep 9, 2015
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Coach Bob Motzko said his No. 11 Gophers are improving in all areas, but they'll be tested again in Ann Arbor.
The loss to the Fighting Hawks on Saturday called attention to an issue for the Gophers, heading into this weekend's series at No. 3 Michigan.
"Of our seven losses," Motzko said, "six are by one goal. We can't have too many more one-goal losses. We need to rectify that."
On Friday, at the Wolverines' Yost Arena, the No. 11 Gophers will be facing a talented Michigan team, which features a lineup with seven players who have been selected in the first round of the NHL draft.
Four of those players were selected in the top six picks of this year's draft: Owen Power (No. 1), Matty Beniers (No. 2), Luke Hughes (No. 4) and Kent Johnson (No. 5).
The other first-rounders are Mackie Samoskevich (No. 24 in this year's draft), Brendan Brisson (No. 29 in 2020) and Johnny Beecher (No. 30 in 2019).