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Michigan cruised to a 5-2 win over Ferris at Yost

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Midway through the 3rd period Cooper Marody swiveled into the zone with the puck on his stick. Feeling the defender closing him out he turned back and effortlessly snapped a puck through the heart of the Ferris State defense, finding the tape of Kyle Connor's stick and into the net.

It was that kind of a night for Michigan.

The Bulldogs of Ferris State could not match the speed or skill of the Wolverines and everything Michigan touched ended up turning into highlight reel gold.

The top line for the Wolverines overwhelmed the Bulldogs right from the start netting their first goal at the 5:48 mark in the first period with Tyler Motte taking a diagonal feed from Nolan De Jong and snapping it by Darren Smith.

Six minutes later Kyle Connor wrapped around the net and flung a puck at Smith, who made the save but sent the rebound onto the stick of Alex Kile.

The Bulldogs would cut into the lead on a power play goal in the second but Kyle Connor had the answer two minutes later off a JT Compher shot that dribbled out to a waiting Connor on the backdoor. Zach Werenski added a fourth goal for good measure to start the third period streaking in passed his defender and roofing a backhand over the netminder.

With a three point night Kyle Connor has reached a new pinnacle in Michigan hockey history. He now has 51 points; a Michigan freshman hasn't reached the 50 point mark since 1990 when current assistant coach Brian Wiseman did it.

Up next they're heading to Minnesota with a Big Ten Championship at stake.