Feb. 19, 2016
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – The Ohio State men’s hockey team fell to No. 15-ranked Penn State, 6-1, Friday in Pegula Ice Arena in game one of a Big Ten Conference series. Penn State led 1-0 after the first period but broke open the game with four goals in the second period. Each team scored once in the third.
The teams will close the two-game set at 3 p.m. Saturday, with the game televised by ESPNU and available on WatchESPN, along with the radio call on 1460 AM.
Penn State notched the only goal of the first period when David Glen scored from the slot off a pass from behind the net from David Goodwin. The Buckeyes were outshot in the period, 12-10.
The Nittany Lions took a 2-0 lead at 4:24 of the second when Vince Pedrie, coming off the bench, one-timed a pass from Kenny Brooks. Penn State scored three times in a 4:32 span to extend the lead to 5-0. Goals came from Goodwin at 13:06, Luke Juha as a Buckeye penalty expired at 16:07, and Alec Marsh at 17:38. Shots were 14-13 in favor of Penn State in the period.
Ohio State got on the board 2:14 into the third period when junior Nick Schilkey scored his team-best 14th goal of the year. Senior Anthony Greco and sophomore Matthew Weis assisted on the power play goal. With time running down, Ohio State was skating with the net empty for the extra attacker while on the power play. The Nittany Lions were able to convert, with Zach Saar scoring at 19:33, marking Penn State’s NCAA-best 11th shorthanded goal of the season. Penn State outshot the Buckeyes, 14-11, in the third period.
For the game, Ohio State was outshot, 40-34. Christian Frey started in goal for the Buckeyes and made 17 saves, allowing three goals, in 33:06. Tomkins came on in relief and stopped 17 shots, allowing two goals, in 25:27. Penn State’s Eamon McAdam had 33 stops in all 60 minutes.
Oho State blocked 18 Penn State shot attempts, led by defensemen senior Craig Dalrymple and junior Josh Healey with three each. Junior Drew Brevig blocked two shots and is second nationally in blocks per game (2.82).
Ohio State was 4-for-4 on the penalty kill and has not allowed a power play goal in the last seven games, stopping the last 19 opponent attempts. Ohio State is in the Top 10 nationally on the penalty kill, stopping 85-of-99 (.859) chances against. The Buckeyes were 1-for-8 on the power play vs. Penn State and are now 24-for-115 (.209) this season. The eight attempts were a season high.
Junior David Gust had his point streak ended at 15 in the loss to Penn State. It was the longest point streak for a Buckeye since at least 1997-98. Gust leads the squad with 20 assists and 27 points this season.