Third line produces for Wolverines
•MICHIGAN 3, WISCONSIN 1: Tyler Motte and Alex Guptill scored 1 minute, 20 seconds apart in the opening period to lead the Wolverines (13-6-2, 5-2-0), No. 12 in the USCHO.com poll this week, over the No. 9 Badgers (14-8-1, 5-4-0). Zach Hyman, who plays on the third line with Motte, gave host Michigan a 3-0 lead in the second period before Jedd Soleway scored his first goal of the season about a minute later. Zach Nagelvoort stopped 26 shots for Michigan, which moved into a tie for second place in the conference with the Badgers.
•OHIO STATE 5, PENN STATE 1: Max McCormick and Ryan Dzingel each scored two goals as the Buckeyes (13-9-1, 3-5-1) routed the Nittany Lions (4-16-1, 0-7-0) in Columbus. McCormick's first goal came at 10:30 of the opening period. OSU took a 3-0 lead early in the second period on goals 26 seconds apart by Matt Johnson and McCormick. Dzingel's shorthanded goal made it 4-0 at 14:04 of the middle period and he added an empty-net goal in the third. Buckeyes goalie Christian Frey had 46 saves, including 18 in the third when Penn State's David Goodwin scored on a power play. Eamon McAdam had 27 stops for the Nittany Lions.
•MINNESOTA DULUTH 5, WESTERN MICHIGAN 2: The Bulldogs (11-9-3, 6-6-1-1) scored three unanswered goals in the third period to break a 2-2 tie in Kalamazoo, Mich. Justin Crandall had the first and third goals that period, Kyle Osterberg had the other. Crandall also had two assists for a four-point night. Osterberg, who had three points and was plus-3 for the game, gave UMD a 1-0 lead in the middle of the opening period on a power play. Willie Corrin and Caleb Herbert also had two assists for the Bulldogs. The No. 20 Broncos (12-9-4, 6-6-1-1) had a six-game unbeaten streak ended. UMD outshot Western Michigan 37-19, including 14-5 in the third period.
• ST. CLOUD STATE 5, OMAHA 3: Joey Benik's two goals in the second period helped the No. 5 Huskies (14-5-4, 8-3-2) beat the visiting Mavericks (9-12-2, 6-5-2-1). Teammate Kalle Kossila had a goal and an assist. Zaun Raubenheimer's goal in the first minute of the third period tied the score 3-3. Defenseman Kevin Gravel scored the winner for St. Cloud State with 3:22 left.
• NORTHERN MICHIGAN 5, MINNESOTA STATE MANKATO 2: The Wildcats (11-12-2, 9-7-1) scored four goals in the third period — Ryan Kesti had the first and last — to beat the visiting Mavericks (14-13-0, 12-7-0 WCHA). The goals were Kestie's second and third of the season. His second goal was shorthanded into an empty net. John Siemer and Dominik Shine had the other goals in the final period for Northern Michigan. Johnny McInnis and Chase Grant had goals for MSU Mankato, which was outshot 31-26.