Oct. 20, 2011
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s hockey team lost to Michigan State, 3-0, in a Central Collegiate Hockey Association game at Munn Ice Arena in East Lansing, Mich., Thursday night. Buckeye senior goalie Cal Heeter made 27 saves, but the Spartans scored once in each period for the victory.
Ohio State (2-3, 1-2 CCHA) and Michigan State (2-3, 1-2 CCHA) will wrap up the two-game series at 7:05 p.m. Friday night in East Lansing.
The first goal came at 4:46 of the first period when Torey Krug’s shot beat Heeter high with the Spartans on the power play. Brock Shelgren had the assist on the tally. Shots were 12-9 in favor of Ohio State in the stanza, with MSU goalie Drew Palmisano making 12 saves.
At 15:15 of the second, Anthony Hayes scored for Michigan State from right in front of the net, off an assist from Kevin Walrod, with Matt Berry picking up the second assist. Heeter had 13 saves in the Buckeye net, as Ohio State was outshot, 14-7.
The Spartans extended their lead to 3-0 just 1:39 into the third period on Trevor Nill’s tally, with the assist going to Tanner Sorenson. Ohio State, on a late power play, pulled Heeter for a two-man advantage, but was unable to break up the shutout. Palmisano had 10 saves in the stanza as Michigan State shut out Ohio State for the third time in the last four meetings. Heeter had six saves in Ohio State’s net.
For the game, Ohio State was outshot, 30-29. Heeter played 57:51 and had 27 stops. Palmisano had 29 saves while playing all 60 minutes.
The Buckeye penalty kill was 4-for-5, while the power play was scoreless on six chances. Ohio State had 15 30 on the power play in the game, including nine in the first period.