When Michigan notched the 800th career win for head coach Red Berenson on Jan. 10, they were in the midst of a four-game win streak. The Wolverines have since lengthed that streak to seven games, extending their Big Ten lead to five points on Penn State.
At the forefront of this surge is senior Zach Hyman. Hyman leads the Wolverines with 16 goals and 35 points, with nine of those goals and 17 points coming in the past seven games.
Hyman's marks rank fourth in the country in scoring, sitting two points behind Union (N.Y.) senior Daniel Ciampini, the nation's leader in goals (20) and points (37). The influx of scoring has landed Hyman a Hobey Baker Award nomination, which is an interesting turnaround for a "scorer" who only had 13 goals and 35 points in 115 games in his first three seasons at Michigan.