The Michigan Wolverines could only manage one point last weekend at Nebraska-Omaha as U-M lost Friday night and then tied the following evening.
The Wolverines battled back from a 3-0 deficit in the third period, but gave up the game-winning goal six seconds after tying the contest Friday and suffered a 4-3 loss. Matt Hunwick scored twice and Jack Johnson netted the other. Goaltender Noah Ruden made 18 stops in goal.
"It was obviously a big disappointment," Michigan head coach Red Berenson said. "We had our ups and downs in the game. We didn't get off to a good start and they did. Then we made it difficult for ourselves by being down three goals, but we came back. We made a great effort in the last seven or eight minutes. That was the best hockey we played in the whole game. We had the momentum and then to give up a goal like that is a back-breaker."
Saturday night, Chad Kolarik led all scorers with a goal and two assists, senior captain Andrew Ebbett had a goal and an assist and David Rohlfs (pictured) two assists in the 4-4 deadlock. T.J. Hensick and Travis Turnbull also scored and Ruden finished with 28 saves.
"It's not good enough to get one point out of a possible four," said Ebbett. "The mood isn't very good right now. We're just really disappointed, especially after having a lead. I thought we played a whole good game up until then. We got a couple bad breaks and that's kind of the way the season is going right now. We're not getting the bounces."
The Wolverines (18-12-4, 13-9-4 CCHA) need one point out of their last series this weekend against Ferris State in order to clinch a top-four finish and a first-round bye in the CCHA playoffs. Friday night's game is in Big Rapids, while Saturday's is at Yost Ice Arena and on Fox Sports Net Detroit.