The Big Ten preseason coaches' poll had Penn State at No. 4 in the conference, which they nailed. I can't find any record predictions either but I imagine they'd be around 21-11-2. No one expected the tale of two seasons though.
They're ahead of schedule re: underclassmen, and their problems are having a lot more turnovers/running into ridiculous goalies (Michigan's goalies allowed two goals on 83 shots last weekend).
100 percent agree. I can't imagine Michigan's goalies (who have been bad all season) standing on their head for a third game in a row. Bad PDO has been a theme of the second half of the season but the Michigan series was on a whole different level.