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7: National ranking. The Bulldogs came into the weekend at No. 7 and, after the weekend split, have held on to that place in the national poll. Upcoming competitor Northern Michigan is currently unranked. 3: Number of goals scored by UMD captain Adam Krause in the last four games.

5: Number of wins UMD has at home this season in 10 matchups. The Bulldogs are 5-4-1 going into a four game homestand starting Friday against Northern Michigan.

4: Years since the Bulldogs faced off against Northern Michigan. The last time UMD saw the Wildcats was for an early season matchup on Oct. 9, 2010. UMD took home a 3-2 victory.

2.18: Goals against average of Northern Michigan's sophomore net minder, Mathias Dahlstrom, who has started all 21 games so far for the Wildcats. His counterpart in the Bulldog net, Kasimir kaskisuo, currently sits at 2.35.

50%: Percentage of teams ranked in the top 10 of the national poll that belong to the National Collegiate Hockey Association. Denver jumped from No. 11 to No. 10 after the split with he Bulldogs this weekend. Other NCHC teams in the top 10 include North Dakota (No. 2), Nebraska-Omaha (No. 4) and Miami (tied at No. 8).


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