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Posted on Sat, Nov 19, 2011 : 11:49 p.m.

Ohio State wins 6-5, earns first hockey sweep in Ann Arbor in 25 years

By Joseph Tobianski

Ryan Dzingel scored twice in a 16-second span of a major power play to give the Ohio State hockey team a two-goal lead that it turned into a 6-5 win over Michigan at Yost Ice Arena on Saturday night.

Dzingel’s goals came eight minutes into the second period and gave the Buckeyes a 4-2 lead. Michigan cut Ohio State’s lead to one goal on three different occasions, but could never pull even.

The Buckeyes were 3-for-7 on the power play. Michigan was 2-for-5.

"Obviously our PK has been pretty good as of late, but tonight we weren't great,” said Michigan forward Luke Glendening. “If we're going to take penalties we have to be able to kill them and tonight we couldn't, so that was a big factor."

The six goals are the most Michigan has allowed since a 7-2 loss to Boston University on Oct. 25, 2008. The Wolverines are on a four-game winless streak and have lost four of their last six games, all by one goal.

The Buckeyes, who won 2-1 at Yost on Friday night, swept Michigan in Ann Arbor for the first time since 1986. Ohio State has won seven straight and leads the CCHA standings.

“Yost has been a special place and to give up back-to-back games to anybody is a big disappointment,” Michigan coach Red Berenson said. “To win these games you have got to play better, whether it is penalty killing, goalkeeping, special teams, defensive zone breakdowns and so on. We have got a lot of work to do. I can't say we got exposed, but we definitely broke down in places tonight and we gave up goals too easily."

Alex Guptill scored twice for Michigan - a power play goal late in the second period that pulled the Wolverines within 4-3 and again in the final minutes of the third period.

Mike Chiasson, Luke Moffatt and Derek Deblois also scored goals for Michigan.

Michigan goalie Shawn Hunwick stopped 31 of 37 shots on goal. Ohio State’s Cal Heeter stopped 26 of 31.



Sun, Nov 20, 2011 : 6:41 p.m.

It would be great to know what happened with the injured Ohio State player - can you please update?