Michigan regains share of first place
• MICHIGAN 4, MICHIGAN STATE 1: Justin Selman scored two goals to lead the fired-up Wolverines over the host Spartans on Saturday. With the victory, No. 5 Michigan (17-4-4, 8-2-2-1 Big Ten) moved back into a tie for first place in the conference with the Gophers, who lost 5-3 to Penn State.
After losing 3-2 in overtime to Michigan State in the series opener at Detroit's Joe Louis Arena, Michigan outshot the Spartans 20-3 in the opening period and took a 1-0 lead on Selman's goal in the ninth minute. JT Compher made it 2-0 Michigan with the only goal of the second period.
Goals by Selman and Tyler Motte, on a power play, put the Wolverines ahead 4-0 just 3:06 into the third period. Motte's goal was his 25th, and he has at least one goal in nine consecutive games.
Villiam Haag had a power-play goal for Michigan State (7-19-2, 3-9) in the 13th minute of the third. He scored on a loose rebound over goalie Steve Racine's blocker.
Racine had 33 saves for Michigan. Jake Hildebrand stopped 38 shots for Michigan State.
• MIAMI (OHIO) 3, ST. CLOUD STATE 2: The RedHawks (11-13-3, 6-10-2 NCHC) scored three times in a five-minute stretch of the second period to upset the visiting Huskies, ranked No. 3. Josh Melnick, Sean Kuraly and Kiefer Sherwood had the goals which put Miami ahead 3-1 at 10:31. About three minutes later, Patrick Russell scored for St. Cloud State (23-6-1, 13-4-1), but that was the last goal of the game. Jimmy Schuldt had a goal late in the opening period for the Huskies. Miami had a 29-23 edge in shots on goal.
• MINNESOTA DULUTH 3, COLORADO COLLEGE 2: Andy Welinski and Alex Iafallo scored goals in the last four minutes as the host Bulldogs (11-11-5, 7-8-3) rallied to defeat the Tigers (6-21-1, 4-13-1). Dan Molenaar had the other goal for UMD.
• BOWLING GREEN 3, MINNESOTA STATE MANKATO 1: Mark Cooper scored twice, the second time on a power play in the 15th minute of the second period, as the Falcons (16-9-6, 12-5-5) beat the No. 18 Mavericks (15-10-5, 13-4-5) in Mankato. In between those goals, Dylan Margonari had the goal for the home team.