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Posted on Fri, Feb 22, 2013 : 9:21 p.m.

Michigan hockey team beats Ohio State 5-3 for second road win of the year

By Pete Cunningham


Michigan forward Alex Guptil, pictured above left during the Great Lakes Invitational, scored two goals for Michigan in its 5-3 defeat of Ohio State on Friday night

Daniel Brenner | file photo

The Michigan hockey team started its road trip to Columbus, Ohio off right on Friday night, beating Ohio State 5-3. Alex Guptill had two goals and Jacob Trouba had a goal and two assists to lead the Wolverines.

The win was just the second on the road of the season for the Wolverines (11-18-2, 7-15-2-2 CCHA) who will try to complete the sweep on Saturday. Michigan has swept just one opponent all season.

Michigan lead 2-0 going into the third period, but the game was far from over as the teams would combine to score six goals in the final frame. Each Ohio State goal shrunk Michigan's lead to one, but the Wolverines responded every time and never surrendered the lead.

Steve Racine got the start in net for the Wolverines and finished with 29 saves. It was Racine's first start in net for the Wolverines since Jan. 11 and first win since Nov. 21.

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Sat, Feb 23, 2013 : 3:16 p.m.

@Blue Marker - Totally agree, but I think Racine can pickup the slack. He's a freshman and has been hot and cold. That's to be expected being a freshman. I can't imagine the pressure. I still think they get hot, win the CCHA Championship (playoffs) and get an Auto-Bid into the NCAA's! Here's to wishful thinking anyway.

Blue Marker

Tue, Feb 26, 2013 : 12:15 p.m.

A CCHA tourney run seemed out of the question before but if Racine can stay hot who knows.

Blue Marker

Sat, Feb 23, 2013 : 2:18 p.m.

What a great game. If this team would have been able to keep one of the two top flight goalies (Campbell or Gibson) they would've been much better this year. Oh well, it's always good to beat the Buckeye's.