Mason Jobst’s power-play goal early in the third period broke a 3-3 tie and helped send No. 12 Ohio State to a 5-4 win over fifth-ranked Minnesota on Friday in Value City Arena.

Jobst, Nick Schilkey, Tanner Laczynski and Matthew Weis each had a goal and an assist for the Buckeyes (14-7-6, 5-5-1-1), who had taken a 2-0 lead in the first period on goals by Weis and Schilkey.

Minnesota (17-8-2, 8-3) stormed back in the second period, scoring three goals in the first 10 minutes, 15 seconds to grab a 3-2 lead. Brent Gates, Rem Pitlick and Vinni Lettieri had the goals for the Gophers.

Just 49 seconds after Lettieri’s goal, however, OSU’s Kevin Miller took a pass from Brendon Kearney and scored from the slot to tie the score at 3.

“The Kevin Miller goal was huge. That line went out there and basically got us back into it,” OSU coach Steve Rohlik said.

In the third period, Ohio State scored 14 seconds into a power play when Jobst sent a one-timer from the right faceoff circle past Minnesota goalie Eric Schierhorn for a 4-3 lead the Buckeyes would never lose.

Laczynski pushed OSU’s advantage to 5-3 with a goal at the 15:07 mark, but the Gophers would not quit. They closed to 5-4 with 1:53 remaining by scoring with their net empty.

But Minnesota took a penalty 27 seconds later to negate its man advantage, and Ohio State goalie Matt Tomkins made two saves down the stretch to keep the Buckeyes ahead. Tomkins finished with 35 saves.

The teams will finish their weekend series at 8 p.m. in Value City Arena.