Postgame Notes: #3 Michigan 4, Ohio State 3 (OT)

Nov. 29, 2013

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• Michigan played its first Big Ten Conference game tonight in front of 5,800 fans at Yost Ice Arena. Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany dropped a ceremonial opening faceoff with Michigan captain Mac Bennett and Ohio State captain Curtis Gedig.

• Michigan improves to 73-33-11 in the all-time series against Ohio State. The Wolverines have won the last five meetings between the two sides.

• Junior forward Alex Guptill and freshman forward JT Compher extended their team-high point streaks to four games.

• Sophomore forward Andrew Copp tallied his team-leading eighth goal and third game-winning goal of the season. Copp also extended his team lead in points (13).

• The Wolverines finished the night 1-for-4 on the power play and improved to 8-1-1 when scoring a PPG. U-M entered the night with the third-best power play in the nation.

• Michigan finished the night 0-for-2 on the penalty kill and is now 44-for-54 (81.5 percent) for the season on the PK.

• Freshman forward Alex Kile recorded a point for the second straight game after registering his first career point last time out.

• Nine different Wolverines tallied at least one point. Freshman JT Compher and junior Alex Guptill led the way with two points each.

• Michigan has competed in one-goal contests in eight of its last nine games and has a 6-2 record in those contests.

• Freshman goalie Zach Nagelvoort improved his record to 6-2-0 on the season. He stopped 32 of 35 shots he faced.

• Freshmen Evan Allen (1a), JT Compher (1g, 1a), Nolan De Jong (1a) and Alex Kile (1a) all recorded points tonight. A U-M freshman has tallied a point in each game so far this season.

• After tallying a first-period goal tonight, U-M has outscored its opponents 12-3 in the first period this season.

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