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COLUMBUS, Ohio Buckeye sophomore Hunter Bishop’s goal with 11 seconds remaining in regulation tied the game and the Ohio State men’s hockey team skated to a 1-all tie with Michigan State Friday in Munn Ice Arena. The teams were scoreless through the 5-minute overtime to each earn a point in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association standings. The Spartans won the shootout, 2-1 in four rounds, to earn the extra league point.

Ohio State now is 18-9-4 on the year and stands in fourth place in the CCHA with an 11-8-4-3 ledger. The Spartans are 8-18-4 and are 5-14-4-3 in league play. The teams will finish the series at 5:05 p.m. Saturday in Munn Ice Arena, with the game televised live on FSN Detroit.

The teams were scoreless through the first period, with Ohio State outshooting the Spartans, 11-7. Ohio State had two power-play chances in the period and held the Spartans scoreless on one opportunity.  A third Buckeye chance carried over into the second period.

In the second, the Spartans took a 1-0 lead on Brett Perlini’s goal from just outside the crease on a rebound, with Matt Schepke and Brandon Gentile assisting. Ohio State’s only power play in the period began with one second remaining in the stanza. Ohio State held the Spartans scoreless on two chances. Ohio State had eight shots in the period, with Michigan State putting seven on net.

The teams were scoreless in the third until Bishop’s goal at 19:49. Buckeye goalie Dustin Carlson held the one-goal lead, making eight saves in the period, including on a breakaway by Daultan Leveille midway through the period and from one in close with the game winding down. With the Buckeye net empty, Ohio State had a flurry of chances. On the tying goal, Matt Bartkowski shot the puck and it bounced off Sergio Somma in front of the net to Somma at the side. Bishop tied the game as his shot off bounced off Spartan goalie Jeff Lerg’s leg as after he dropped down to stack the pads and make the save. The Buckeyes had two power-play opportunities and held MSU 0-for-1.

The teams combined for seven shots in overtime, with Carlson making three saves, all on the penalty kill, and Lerg stopping four Ohio State shots. The Buckeyes were on the PK for the final 1:10 of the extra stanza.

In the shootout, Michigan State won in four rounds, 2-1. Carlson stopped Dustin Gazley in the first round and Lerg made a save on Corey Elkins. Kurt Kivisto put Michigan State ahead in the second round, with Lerg making a save on Buckeye Peter Boyd. Carlson kept the Buckeyes within one with a save on Matt Schepke and Ohio State freshman Zac Dalpe extended the shootout with a goal in the third round. The Spartans’ Ben Warda put MSU back on top with a goal in round four and Lerg secured the shootout win with a save on Bishop.

For the game, the Buckeyes outshot the Spartans, 37-24. Carlson had 24 saves in 64:10 and Lerg had 36 stops in 65:00.

Each team was 0-for-5 on the power play.

Postgame Notes
Ohio State lost its first shootout of the year and now is 3-1 in shootouts.

The Buckeyes are 2-1-4 in overtime on the year.

Ohio State is fourth in the CCHA, two points behind third-place Michigan and one ahead of fifth-place Alaska.

Ohio State was held to one goal for the sixth time this year and is 0-5-1 in those games.

Hockey Game Box Score (Final)
Ohio State Men’s Hockey 2008-09
#16 Ohio State vs Michigan State (Feb 13, 2009 at East Lansing, Mich.)

 Ohio State (18-9-4, 11-8-4-3) vs. Michigan State (8-18-4, 5-14-4-3)
 Date: Feb 13, 2009  Location: East Lansing, Mich.   Arena: Munn Ice Arena     
 Attendance:5289   Start time:7:05 pm   End time:9:45 pm   Total time:2:45   

 Goals by Period 1 2 3 OT Total
 Ohio State 0 0 1 0 1
 Michigan State 0 1 0 0 1
 
   1st period – Penalties – Petry, Jeff, MSU (cross-checking) 4:39;
TEAM, OSU (too many players on ice) 6:37; Buttery, Tim, MSU (cth
high-sticking) 12:45; Schepke, Matt, MSU (hooking) 19:47.

   2nd period – 1, MSU, Perlini, Brett/1 (Schepke, Matt/7, Gentile,
Brandon/2) 8:12. Penalties – Patrick Schafer, OSU (cross-checking)
9:17; Peter Boyd, OSU (tripping) 14:42; Schepke, Matt, MSU (tripping)
19:59.

   3rd period – 2, OSU, Hunter Bishop/12 (Sergio Somma/9, Matt
Bartkowski/12) 19:49. Penalties – TEAM, OSU (too many players on ice)
2:21; Shelgren, Brock, MSU (tripping) 10:59.

   OT period – Penalties – Mathieu Picard, OSU (cth high-sticking)
3:50.

   Shots on goal – OSU 11-8-14-4 37; MSU 7-7-8-3 25.

   Power plays – OSU 0 of 5; MSU 0 of 5.

   Penalties – OSU 5 (10 min); MSU 5 (10 min).

   Goalies – OSU, Dustin Carlson (64:10 minutes, 25 shots-24 saves) ,
EMPTY NET (00:50, 0-0); MSU, Lerg, Jeff (65:00, 37-36).

   Penalty shots – None.

 A-5289  T-2:45   
 Three stars: 1. Lerg, Jeff    2. Perlini, Brett    3. Dustin Carlson   
 Ref: Stephen McInchak; Dean Sanborn   Line: Paul Tunison; Justin Perrone
 Ohio State-Dustin Carlson (16-6-3).  Michigan State-Lerg, Jeff (7-16-3). 
 MSU wins shootout 2-1 (four rounds)