Feb. 28, 2014
Michigan's six game winning streak against Ohio State was snapped in a 2-2 tie (1-0 OSU shootout win) tonight. The streak was the second longest in the series, behind Michigan's 22-game winning streak against Ohio State from Nov. 24, 1990, to March 11, 1995.
Junior forward Alex Guptill notched his sixth career two-goal game and his second two-goal game of the season tonight. He last scored two goals in a game on Nov. 22, 2013, in a 6-0 win over Niagara. Guptill has never recorded a hat trick.
Freshman goaltender Zach Nagelvoort stopped 24 of 26 shots in net, the 12th time this season in 19 starts that he has allowed two goals or less.
Freshman forward JT Compher recorded an assist on the night and leads the team with 28 points (11G, 17A) on the season. Compher has recorded 13 points (5G, 8A) in the last 11 games and entered the night with the most points of any Big Ten freshman.
Compher's assist gives Michigan freshmen a point in 25 of the Wolverines' 29 games this season. Freshman forward Evan Allen also recorded an assist tonight, his first point since an assist on Nov. 29 against Ohio State.
Michigan went 0-for-6 on the power play, the third time this season that Michigan has been held scoreless on the man-advantage with at least six power-play chances. Michigan went 0-for-6 on the man-advantage against Wisconsin on Feb. 1 and 0-for-8 on the power play against Western Michigan on Dec. 27.
Michigan has led or been tied after one period of play in 24 of 29 games this season and has outscored opponents 26-16 in the first period.
With tonight's shootout loss, Michigan fell to 7-6-2-1 in Big Ten play with 25 points and five games remaining in conference play.