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May 2012

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MICHIGAN IN THE PROS season, College Hockey Inc. re- ported. Six of them are participating in the postseason — Andrew Ebbett (Vancouver Canucks), Carl Hagelin (New York Rangers), Mike Knuble (Washington Capitals), John Madden (Florida Panthers), Brendan Morri- son (Chicago Blackhawks) and Chris Summers (Phoenix Coyotes). Ebbett and the Canucks, who won on goal … Notched an assist in a 4-2, playoff-opening win over Ottawa be- fore being suspended for three games following an elbowing penalty in game two. • Mike Knuble (1992-95), RW, Wash- seven with 10 shots on goal, 21 blocked shots and 54 hits … Had yet to play against Chicago in the playoffs as of April 16, a series that stood 1-1. the Presidents' Trophy for tallying the most points in the regular season, entered as the Western Conference's top seed, but they fell behind three games to none after a 1-0 setback to Los Angeles April 15. How Ebbett and other former ington Capitals: Registered six goals and 12 assists in 72 games … Finished minus-15 with 91 shots on goal … Had yet to play against Boston in the play- offs as of April 16 (the Bruins led the series 2-1). • John Madden (1994-97), C, Flor- U-M players fared in the regular sea- son and in playoff action (through April 16): • Andrew Ebbett (Played at U-M from 2003-06), C, Vancouver Ca- nucks: Played in 18 games in an injury- shortened season and notched five goals and an assist … Finished plus-two with 27 shots on goal … Has played in one playoff game against Los Angeles, but did not register a point. • Carl Hagelin (2008-11), LW, New York Rangers: Played in 64 regular- season games as a rookie and notched 14 goals (two game-winners) and 24 as- sists … Finished plus-21 with 131 shots ida Panthers: Signed with the team in January and played in 31 regular- season games, notching three goals … Finished minus-four with 33 shots on goal and one game-winning goal … Stood minus-one through two playoff games with New Jersey, a series that stood 1-1 as of April 16. • Brendan Morrison (1994-97), C, Chicago Blackhawks: Traded to Chi- cago in late January, and played in 39 games and notched four goals and seven assists … Finished minus-five with 43 shots on goal … Had yet to play against Phoenix in the playoffs as of April 16, a series that stood 1-1. • Chris Summers (2006-09), D, Phoe- Turco played what could be his last NHL game, finishing with 22 saves but the loss in a 5-3 Boston setback to Pittsburgh April 3. He served as the team's backup for a short stint due to injuries. "It's been tremendous," Turco said • Former Michigan goalie Marty NHL NOTES after going 2-2 with a .855 save per- centage. "I've been around for a bit and can't say that disappointments have been much a part of my time here. "I've been fortunate to have an op- portunity and I'm truly grateful, for my family and I, for what the Boston Bruins gave me when things seemed pretty bleak." Major League Baseball nix Coyotes: Played in 21 regular-sea- son games and notched three assists … Finished the regular season minus- HEADLINERS Former Michigan athletes in the news this month tured Achilles tendon last year), is looking to make a comeback. Jackson, in Ann Arbor for the April 14 Michigan spring game, re- ported he was feeling good and recently worked out for the New York Jets. Marlin Jackson • NFL Jackson, ravaged the last few years by injuries (including a rup- to a 118-110 win over Golden State. "I envisioned more nights like this when I first came here, but everything happens for a reason and better late than never," Craw- Jamal Crawford • NBA Crawford scored a season-high 34 points April 11 to lead Portland ford told the Associated Press. Crawford extended a streak of made free throws to 26 during the game. over Tampa Bay April 4 and finished as the team's points leader with 65, including 33 goals and five game-winners. "It was a lot of fun, Max Pacioretty • NHL Pacioretty scored two goals in his Montreal Canadiens' 5-2 win time in 12 games. "It's important for us to show our fans that we're not that far from being a contending team." " Pacioretty told the AP after scoring for the first high, inside fastball to Colorado's Todd Helton turned out to be the pitch that ended a record April 15. Helton turned on it for a two-out, two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Rockies an 8-7 win in a rain-soaked affair, end- ing Putz's team-record streak of 28 straight saves. "I got it in but it was up, and he's Former Michigan reliever J.J. Putz's J.J. PUTZ'S SAVE STREAK COMES TO AN END been doing that for a long time," Putz told the Associated Press. "He put a good swing on it ,and it got out." "It's part of baseball," Arizona manager Kirk Gibson added. "We got beat by a good pro in Todd Hel- ton. I could hardly see it, it was rain- ing so hard." Putz started the ninth inning by hitting Marco Scutaro. He got the next two batters to pop out and strike out before Helton connected on a 1-1 fastball. Putz hadn't blown a save since June 28, 2011. He stood 0-1 with four saves, a 5.79 ERA, six strikeouts and no walks in 4²⁄³ innings pitched as of April 16. CHRIS GETZ EARNS ROYALS' STARTING SECOND BASE JOB Former Michigan infielder Chris Getz wasn't supposed to be the Kan- MAY 2012 THE WOLVERINE 79

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