The regular season was a success for the University of Michigan ice hockey team because it exceeded expectations and entered "conversations" where it matters most.

The regular season draws to a close this weekend as six teams take the ice in a trio of conference series, and Michigan hosts Arizona State in non-conference play. Two games will be carried live on BTN, while the remaining contests can be streamed on BTN Plus.

Iowa (12-17, 3-13) will play its road finale on Wednesday at Minnesota (14-15, 3-13). Tipoff is set for 8:05 p.m. (CT) at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. Tickets are available for purchase on gophersports.com. Iowa enters Wednesday's game having lost five in a row, while Minnesota has lost nine straight contests.
Wednesday concludes a stretch of playing three of four games on the road for the Hawkeyes.

Following Sunday's home win over Nebraska, Illinois closes out the regular season with three games in six days, beginning with Tuesday night's contest at No. 2 Michigan State (6 p.m. CT, ESPN).

Isaac Copeland scored 17 points to pace three Huskers in double figures, but Nebraska could not overcome Illinois' hot-shooting first half and Leron Black's career day, as the Huskers fell 72-66 on Sunday at the State Farm Center, putting a stop to a six-game winning streak.