Michigan is now three games into the hockey season and holds a 2-0-1 record with a tie against Mercyhurst* and two wins over Bowling Green. This is not ideal (both teams are not good and a team as good as Michigan should have won all three) but it's an acceptable start. That said, Michigan's early performances have included a highly disturbing knack to take excessive numbers of penalties, which will hurt us greatly in the long run unless the issue is resolved.
On the bright side, Michigan has scored 4 goals every game and outside an atrocious defensive lapse in the third period against Mercyhurst, has dominated the competition. The special teams play has been particularly encouraging, as Michigan has scored a powerplay goal every game and is off to an encouraging 4-14 start on the powerplay, has given up only 3 goals on 25 penalty kills, and has scored two shorthanded goals to boot. And Louie Caporusso, who struggled for a lot of the season last year, is off to a great 2G-4A-6P start. If we can stop taking so many penalties, we should be a force to be reckoned with this season.