DU Must Pass Michigan Tech On Way To Detroit

(above) The month long drive to Detroit begins this weekend against Michigan Tech

From: Minnesota Daily.com
by Max Sanders

#1 Denver (25-7-4, 19-5-4) vs. #10 Michigan Tech (5-28-1, 4-24-0)

Denver, the nation’s top-ranked team, is led by Hobey Baker favorite Marc Cheverie, who is tied for the national lead in save percentage (.937). He also leads the nation in shutouts (6) and finished the year allowing less than two goals per game .

The Pioneers, though, are not just a defensive powerhouse. They boast the nation’s fourth-leading point scorer in senior forward Rhett Rakhshani, who has 48 points on one of the top-scoring lines in the country. Rakhshani also lead the WCHA in scoring this season.

Paul Stastny (2005-06) was the last Pioneer to win the league scoring title and Wade Dubielewicz (2001-02) was the last DU player to win the goaltending crown.

Denver will be hosting a Michigan Tech team that won just four games in conference play all season and scored a paltry 59 goals in league action.

The two teams met twice this regular season, with the Pioneers winning both matchups, 5-2 and 5-3.

It would be an upset of major proportions if the Huskies even manage to take one game from a Denver team that is among the favorites to win the NCAA Tournament.

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