Wyatt Ege and Quinn Preston scored four minutes apart in the third period to give Ohio State the lead for good, and the fourth-ranked Buckeyes salvaged a weekend split against Michigan with a 4-2 victory in Big Ten play on Saturday night at Value City Arena.
After Jimmy Lambert’s goal gave Michigan a 2-1 lead at 8:48 of the third, Ege struck 28 seconds later to tie it. Preston scored at the 13:03 mark to give OSU (13-5-4, 6-3-3-2) a 3-2 advantage, and Ronnie Hein added an empty-netter with 24 seconds left to seal it.
Tanner Laczynski had a power-play goal in the first period and Tommy Nappier made 26 saves for the Buckeyes, who avenged a 2-1 defeat on Friday. Hayden Lavigne made 18 saves for Michigan (8-9-6, 4-5-4-2).