Michigan and Ohio State played a wild back-and-forth game on Sunday afternoon. The Buckeyes took a 5-3 lead into the third period after peppering the Wolverines with 27 shots on goal in the second period. But the Wolverines came back with five consecutive goals in the third period for an 8-6 win.
As the final horn sounded, emotions boiled over in a post-game scrum:
Michigan's Cutler Martin will get time off after throwing punches during end of game scrum with OSU pic.twitter.com/q4J6bcrEWU— The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) January 18, 2016
Most of that seems like generic post-game scuffling and unlikely to draw much attention from the league. Except for Michigan defenseman Cutler Martin at the end. Here's another close-up look at the punch Martin delivers to a defenseless Brendon Kearney of Ohio State after he fell to the ice with the lineseman between the two:
Culter Martin with the KO. https://t.co/iEKXRUDI99— Alejandro Zúñiga (@ByAZuniga) January 18, 2016
Martin should be, and likely will be, looking at a multi-game suspension for that one.
Michigan's next two games will be a Thursday/Saturday home-and-home series against Penn State in two weeks.
UPDATE: Here are the final penalties from the scrum. Ohio State's Dakota Joshua and Martin were each given game disqualifications, meaning they'll miss at least the next game for their respective teams
Here's how the final scrum was scored pic.twitter.com/XDO7ROOPu3— Joe (@MnBJoe) January 18, 2016