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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s hockey team rallied twice and skated to a 3-3 tie with No. 10-ranked Ferris State Saturday in Value City Arena. The Buckeyes (11-13-2, 9-9-2-1 CCHA) were down 2-0 in the second period before goals from C.J. Severyn and Zac Dalpe 40 seconds apart knotted the score. The Bulldogs (17-8-3, 11-6-3-3 CCHA) took a 3-2 lead later in the stanza but Buckeye junior Kyle Reed scored on the power play early in the third period to deadlock the game at 3-all. Neither team was able to score through the rest of the game and a 5-minute overtime session. The game went to a shootout to determine who would receive the extra league point, with the Bulldogs winning, 2-1, in four rounds.

Ferris State led 1-0 after the first period. On the Bulldogs’ first power play of the game Matt Case’s shot from the right point deflected off a skate and into the Buckeye net. The Buckeyes put 10 shots on net in the period and had three power-play chances. A 5-on-3 advantage carried into the second period. The Bulldogs had five shots in the stanza and scored on their one power-play chance.

The teams each scored twice in the second period, with Ferris State carrying a 3-2 lead into intermission. Aaron Lewicki put the Bulldogs up 2-0 2:59 into the period, as he scored after carrying the puck around the back of the net, putting his first shot off the cage but then scoring on the next attempt. Ohio State then scored twice in the next 2:54 seconds to tie the game at 2-all. Severyn scored at 5:03 when his shot from the slot trickled in, assisted by John Albert and Hunter Bishop. Just 40 seconds later Dalpe created a 2-on-1 with Peter Boyd and he finished the play, with his shot going off the Bulldog goalie’s glove and in. Ferris State scored on its second power play of the game, as Blair Riley tallied at 12:02 on a rebound of a Cody Chupp attempt. Shots were 9-8 in favor of the Buckeyes in the period.

The only goal of the third period came at 3:55 from Reed. With the Buckeyes on the power play, Reed missed a wide open net but redeemed himself seconds later, redirecting a Taylor Stefishen shot past FSU goalie Taylor Nelson with one second left on the advantage. The Bulldogs had three power play chances to close out the game, including one that carried to overtime, but the Buckeye defense held strong, allowing just three shots to get through. The Buckeyes had two shortened power plays in the last four minutes of the game but did not convert. The Buckeyes outshot the Bulldogs in the period, 11-10.

In overtime, Ohio State outshot Ferris State, 3-1, but neither team was able to score and the game went to a shootout to determine who would get the extra point in the league standings. In the shootout, Ohio State went first and took a 1-0 lead when John Albert scored and Dustin Carlson made a save on Riley. In the second round a Bishop shot was saved and Ferris State’s Zach Redmond shot wide. In the third round Dalpe did not get a shot on net and Cody Chupp tied the shootout with a goal. In the fourth round FSU goalie Nelson made a save on Boyd and Chad Billins won the shootout for the Bulldogs with a goal.

There were 24 penalties called in the game. Ohio State was 1-for-9 on the power play, with Ferris State going 2-for-7.

The Buckeyes outshot the Bulldogs, 33-24, in the game. Carlson had 21 saves in 64:41 for Ohio State. Nelson made 30 saves in 65 minutes for Ferris State.

Postgame Notes
Ohio State hits the road next weekend for a two-game CCHA series at Nebraska-Omaha. The teams will meet at 8:35 p.m. ET Friday and at 8:05 p.m. ET Saturday in the Qwest Center.

Boyd ended the weekend with five points, on a goal and four assists. He is first on the team with 18 assists and second with 24 points. He is on a five -game scoring streak with a 1-7-8 line during the stretch.

Dalpe has a team-high and career-high 15 goals and 27 points this season. He has a point in six of the last seven games (6g, 3a, 9p).

Somma has a point in each of his last five games, with two goals, five assists and seven points. He is second on the team with eight goals this year and is tied for third with 19 points.

The Buckeyes have played the team ranked 10th nationally each of the last two weekends, going 2-1-1 in the stretch.
 
Ohio State has a power-play goal in seven-consecutive games (12-41/.293).

The game was the first time this season Ohio State scored exactly three goals. The Buckeyes have three or more goals in five of the last six games.

Ohio State is 1-1 in shootouts this year, winning at Notre Dame. In overtime the squad is 1-1-2, with a win vs. Bemidji State and loss to Ferris State.

Postgame Quotes 
John Markell, Ohio State head coach
 On his team’s performance
“I really liked our team’s play and effort tonight. The guys worked hard and now we just have to try and maintain that energy.”
 
“It was an evenly played game tonight and it was hard-fought by both teams. Everybody played very hard and it showed.”
 
On playing against Nebraska-Omaha on the road next weekend
“Right now, we’re still a work in progress and things are going to be tough on the road. We have to maintain the level of play we have right now, or play even better when we take on Nebraska next week.”

C.J. Severyn, Ohio State junior forward
On Ohio State’s performance this weekend
 “Ending up with 4 points is great.  We would like to see 6.  Hopefully, after this weekend we will go up in the standings.”

Zac Dalpe, Ohio State sophomore forward
On the number of scoring chances throughout the game
“It was pretty frustrating, especially, with me taking all those shots. I was trigger-happy and just wanted the puck.  The important thing is to not feel sorry for ourselves and keep our heads up after this game.”

Bob Daniels, Ferris State head coach
On Blair Riley’s goal in the second to give FSU a 3-2 lead
“It was huge at the time. We were kind of on our heels having lost a two goal lead, so it was big for us as far as turning the momentum back in our favor a bit.”

On FSU’s scoring chances
“We had a lot more shots last night, but I thought the quality of our opportunities tonight were much better.”

On his team’s penalty kill
“I thought we were great in that department, especially considering we killed off an extended 5-on-3. To hold Ohio State to 1-8 – almost 0-9 – says a lot about our effort in that area.”

On the atmosphere in Value City Arena
“It’s so much better than it was 10 years ago. You can tell Ohio State is really trying hard to get the fans into the game, with the band and all of the in-game promotions and contests. The arena definitely had a pulse tonight.”

Blair Riley, Ferris State senior forward
On his second period goal
“Ohio State was doing a great job of blocking our shots, but I got an opportunity and took it. It obviously was huge at the time.”

On the Ohio State defense
“As I said, they did a great job blocking our shots and clearing before we could get good looks at second chances. [Dustin] Carlson also had a nice game as well.”

Hockey Game Box Score (Final)
Ohio State Men’s Hockey 2009-10
#10 Ferris State vs Ohio State (Jan 30, 2010 at Columbus, Ohio)

 Ferris State (17-8-3, 11-6-3-3) vs. Ohio State (11-13-2, 9-9-2-1)
 Date: Jan 30, 2010  Location: Columbus, Ohio        Arena: Value City Arena   
 Attendance:4842   Start time:7:05 pm   End time:9:43 pm   Total time:2:38   

 Goals by Period 1 2 3 OT Total
 Ferris State 1 2 0 0 3
 Ohio State 0 2 1 0 3
 
   1st period – 1, FSU, Matt Case/4 (Mike Embach/7, Justin Menke/4)
15:07 (pp). Penalties – Derek Graham, FSU (interference) 2:36; Casey
Haines, FSU (roughing) 6:17; Peter Boyd, OSU (slashing) 6:17; Justin
Menke, FSU (holding) 7:10; Blair Riley, FSU (checking from behind)
12:23; Corey Toy, OSU (hooking) 15:00; Mike Fillinger, FSU (roughing)
18:44; Cody Chupp, FSU (slashing) 19:13; Matt Case, FSU (roughing atw)
19:36; C.J. Severyn, OSU (slashing) 19:36.

   2nd period – 2, FSU, Aaron Lewicki/8 (Derek Graham/7, Nate
Hennig/4) 2:59. 3, OSU, C.J. Severyn/5 (John Albert/16, Hunter
Bishop/7) 5:03. 4, OSU, Zac Dalpe/15 (Peter Boyd/18) 5:43. 5, FSU,
Blair Riley/17 (Cody Chupp/17, Zach Redmond/17) 12:02 (pp). Penalties
– Matt Bartkowski, OSU (roughing) 5:03; Casey Haines, FSU (roughing
atw) 5:03; C.J. Severyn, OSU (interference) 11:33; Mike Folkes, OSU
(tripping) 12:49; Chris Reed, OSU (hooking) 19:25; Cody Chupp, FSU
(interference) 19:42.

   3rd period – 6, OSU, Kyle Reed/2 (Taylor Stefishen/6, Sergio
Somma/12) 3:55 (pp). Penalties – Zach Redmond, FSU (hooking) 1:56;
Cody Chupp, FSU (cross-checking) 1:56; Peter Boyd, OSU (holding the
stick) 1:56; Peter Boyd, OSU (goaltender interference) 8:39; Matt
Bartkowski, OSU (slashing) 13:06; Zach Redmond, FSU (hooking) 14:35;
Derek Graham, FSU (cth high-sticking) 16:46; Sergio Somma, OSU
(checking from behind) 18:10.

   OT period – Penalties –

   Shots on goal – FSU 5-8-10-1 24; OSU 10-9-11-3 33.

   Power plays – FSU 2 of 7; OSU 1 of 9.

   Penalties – FSU 13 (26 min); OSU 11 (22 min).

   Goalies – FSU, Taylor Nelson (65:00 minutes, 33 shots-30 saves);
OSU, Dustin Carlson (64:41, 24-21) , EMPTY NET (00:19, 0-0).

   Penalty shots – None.

 A-4842  T-2:38   
 Three stars: 1. Zac Dalpe    2. Blair Riley    3. Kyle Reed   
 Ref: Brent Gawlik; Dean Sanborn   Line: Jared Reid; Joshua Wesley
 Ferris State-Taylor Nelson (9-2-2).  Ohio State-Dustin Carlson (2-8-1). 
 Ferris State wins shootout, 2-1 (4 rounds)