November 10, 2018

No. 7 Buckeyes Look for Sweep at Colgate

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Buckeyes vs. Raiders
• The No. 7-ranked Ohio State men’s hockey team takes on Colgate in game two of their nonconference series at 4 p.m. today in Class of 1965 Arena.
• The game between the Buckeyes (5-3-1, 1-1-0-0 B1G) and Raiders (2-5-1, 0-1-1 ECAC) will be streamed through ESPN+, with an international feed available through an ECAC Hockey stream. Colgate radio also will cover the game.
• Live stats, and radio and video links, can be found at go.osu.edu/mhkylivestats18.
• Ohio State and Colgate have met eight times, with the Buckeyes leading the series, 5-1-2, including 2-0-1 record on Raider home ice.

Friday Flashback
• Ohio State won the opener at Colgate, 3-0. Ronnie Hein tallied in the first and Tanner Laczynski scored late in the second and third periods en route to the win. Sean Romeo had 19 saves for his second straight shutout. The Buckeyes outshot the Raiders, 44-19.

Buckeye Notes to Know
• The shutout Friday was the Buckeyes’ third this season. Ohio State has allowed two or fewer goals in seven of nine games this year and is limiting teams to 2.33 goals per game.
• Ohio State is in a stretch of five-consecutive road games. The team is 4-1-1 in away games this year. The Buckeyes were 24-7-5 in road games the last two seasons combined, including an 11-5-2 ledger in 2017-18. The team is scoring 2.2 goals a game and allowing 1.0 an outing in its road games this year.
• Sean Romeo stopped all 19 shots Friday for his second shutout in a row and the fourth of his career. It was the seventh time in program history a Buckeye goalie had shutouts in consecutive starts. Romeo and Tommy Nappier, who is in the Top 10 in the NCAA in goals-against average (1.62) and save percentage (.949), split starts in the first four series this year.
• Tanner Laczynski, in his first game after missing three with injury, had his second two-goal game of the year Friday. It was the fourth two-goal game of his Buckeye career. He now has 31 goals, 55 assists and 86 points in 81 games for the Scarlet and Gray.
• The Buckeyes ended a streak of four straight games with two or fewer goals Friday, hitting the three-goal mark for the fifth time this year. The team has not scored more than three goals in a game this season.