Michigan captain A.J. Treais scored a game-tying goal with less than one second remaining, and scored the Wolverines' only goal in the shootout session, giving them a two-point, 4-4 tie against Northern Michigan on Friday in Marquette, Mich.
Neither team scored in overtime, sending it to a shootout. In the CCHA, the winner gets two total points and the shootout loser gets one point for the tie.
The Wolverines trailed the Wildcats, 4-1, in the third period, but Kevin Lynch and Mike Chiasson scored, setting up Treais' heroics. Lynch and Chiasson scored on power plays, and Treais's came with an extra skater.
Wolverines goalie Steve Racine had 24 saves in the victory, including all five chances in the shootout, and eight in the third period.
Michigan, ranked No. 7 nationally, improved to 3-2-1 overall (1-1-1-1 CCHA), and will face off with Northern Michigan at 7:35 p.m. ET Saturday in the series finale.