Milan Gajic's power-play goal tied the game at 1-all midway through the first period, but then the hometown Buckeyes rattled off three straight power-play goals of their own as Ohio State beat Michigan, 4-1, on Friday night.
Al Montoya made 26 saves for the Wolverines (18-6-1, 15-2-0 CCHA).
"Their power play was good, much better than ours, and our penalty killers had trouble," said Michigan head coach Red Berenson. "It was the difference in the game."
The two teams are back at it tonight at 7:05 p.m.