March 2, 2014
Michigan is unbeaten (6-0-2) in its last eight games against Ohio State, matching its second longest unbeaten stretch in the series. Michigan also went 6-0-2 against Ohio State between 1/13/01 and 11/14/03. Michigan's longest unbeaten streak against Ohio State came in the 1990s when the Wolverines went 29-0-5 from 1/26/90 to 1/3/98.
Michigan went 3-for-4 on the power play, scoring two or more power-play goals in a game for the fifth time this season. The Wolverines had two power-play goals in the first period, the third time this season that Michigan has had two PPGs in one period. Michigan scored three power-play goals in a game for the first time since Feb. 9, 2013 in a 6-4 loss at Notre Dame.
Senior forward Luke Moffatt recorded his team-leading seventh power-play goal of the season in the first period. Moffatt, who entered the season with four career power-play goals, is second in the Big Ten in power-play tallies.
Sophomore goaltender Steve Racine stopped 34 of 37 shots to pick up the win in net, his second in as many starts. Racine has started four of the last six games in net for Michigan.
The Michigan defense held Big Ten leading scorer Ryan Dzingel scoreless in two games this weekend. The Wolverines are the first team in the Big Ten to hold Dzingel off the scoresheet in a Big Ten series this season.
Michigan led 2-0 after one period of play. The Wolverines have led or been tied after one period of play in 25 of 30 games this season and have outscored opponents 28-16 in the first period.
With today's win, Michigan improved to 8-6-2-1 in Big Ten play with 27 points and four games remaining in conference play. Michigan is in third place in the conference standings, four points behind Wisconsin.