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