Nov. 29, 2013
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.
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.
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.
After tallying a first-period goal tonight, U-M has outscored its opponents 12-3 in the first period this season.