BOWLING GREEN, Ohio The Ohio State men’s hockey team completed a series sweep of Bowling Green with a 4-3 overtime win Saturday in the BGSU Ice Arena. The Buckeyes led 3-2 at the end of the second period and carried the lead until the Falcons tied the game with 1:09 left in regulation. Kyle Reed won it for the Buckeyes, putting in the rebound of a Corey Toy shot at 2:44 of the extra period. John Albert also assisted on the goal, his career-best third helper of the game.
The win moves the Buckeyes’ winning streak to 10 games and improves the team’s record to 15-6-1 and 8-5-1-1 in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. Bowling Green drops to 7-12-3 and 4-9-1-0. Ohio State won the opener, 8-5, Friday.
Bowling Green took a 1-0 lead 4:13 into the game. A Buckeye player was unable to keep the puck in at the Falcon blueline, giving BG a 2-on-1. Kai Kantola scored on the fly, assisted by Tomas Petruska and Russ Sinkewich. Buckeye freshman Zac Dalpe tied the game with his team-best 12th goal of the season at 8:27. Albert won a faceoff deep in the Falcon zone back to Dalpe, whose shot got through traffic and BG goalie Nick Eno to tie the game at 1. The Falcons went back ahead when Kevin Schmidt got to his own rebound and was able to lift it into the Ohio State net, the second shorthanded goal allowed by the Buckeyes in the series. Each team had eight shots in the period. The Buckeyes had just one short power-play chance and Bowling Green was 0-for-2.
Ohio State took a 3-2 lead with two power-play goals in the second period. Ohio State tied the game on Sergio Somma’s power-play goal. Shane Sims’ shot from the point went wide, but Somma was there to shoot it in with the goalie unable to get back in position at the side of the net. Sophomore Peter Boyd had the second assist on the goal. With Ohio State on a 5-on-3 advantage, Sims put the Buckeyes ahead when his shot from the high slot trickled through Eno’s legs at 8:36, assisted by Boyd and Albert. Ohio State had seven shots in the period, with Buckeye goalie Dustin Carlson stopping all six shots he faced. The Buckeyes were 2-for-5 on the power play in the period and held the Falcons scoreless on three chances.
In the third, the Buckeyes held their one-goal lead until there was just 1:09 remaining in regulation. Right after Buckeye freshman Ian Boots’ shot hit the post, the Falcons tied the game at 3. Brandon Svendsen got to the rebound and touched it to Sexton, who rushed up the ice. His first shot was blocked by a Buckeye defender but he got to the rebound and was able get it over Carlson. Carlson made nine saves in the period, as the Falcons outshot Ohio State, 10-5. Ohio State did not allow a power-play goal in three chances and was 0-for-1 with the man advantage.
In the extra period, the Buckeyes controlled play, outshooting Bowling Green 5-1. After a few chances, including a Toy shot that bounced off the crossbar and over the top of the net, the Buckeyes were able to get the winner. Albert got the puck down low to Toy. His shot was saved, but Reed was there at the side of the net to slam the puck home for the winner.
Each team put 25 shots on net. Carlson had 22 saves in 62:44 and Eno had 21 stops in 62:42.
Ohio State converted 2-of-7 power-play chances and held the Falcons scoreless on eight power-play opportunities.
Ohio State has won its last 10 games overall and 13 of its last 14.
Albert had a career-high and team season-best three assists in the win. It was his second three-point game of the season and his career.
Sims had two points on a goal and an assist is on an eight-game point streak (3-8-11).
Dalpe has a goal in each of his last three games and a team-best 12 tallies on the year.
Boyd had his sixth multiple-point game of the year in the win with two assists.
The road sweep was the Buckeyes’ first since winning two games at Bowling Green Nov. 17-18, 2006.
Ohio State is 2-0-1-1 in overtime this year, with wins over Bentley and Bowling Green and a shootout victory over Miami.
The Buckeyes’ power-play goal was their first in four games, ending a streak of 12-consecutive unsuccessful chances.
Hockey Game Box Score (Final)
Ohio State Men’s Hockey 2008-09
#15 Ohio State vs Bowling Green (Jan 10, 2009 at Bowling Green, Ohio)
Ohio State (15-6-1, 8-5-1-1) vs. Bowling Green (7-12-3, 4-9-1-0)
Date: Jan 10, 2009 Location: Bowling Green, Ohio Arena: BGSU Ice Arena
Attendance:2435 Start time:7:05 End time:9:25 Total time:2:20
Goals by Period 1 2 3 OT Total
Ohio State 1 2 0 1 4
Bowling Green 2 0 1 0 3
1st period – 1, BGSU, Kai Kantola/10 (Tomas Petruska/3, Russ
Sinkewich/2) 4:13. 2, OSU, Zac Dalpe/12 (John Albert/14) 8:27. 3,
BGSU, Kevin Schmidt/3 (Andrew Krelove/2) 15:04 (sh). Penalties – Corey
Toy, OSU (tripping) 4:21; Patrick Tiesling, BGSU (slashing) 9:54;
Corey Toy, OSU (roughing) 9:54; Corey Toy, OSU (interference) 12:54;
Kai Kantola, BGSU (interference) 14:05.
2nd period – 4, OSU, Sergio Somma/6 (Shane Sims/11, Peter Boyd/11)
5:52 (pp). 5, OSU, Shane Sims/3 (Peter Boyd/12, John Albert/15) 8:36
(pp). Penalties – Kyle Page, BGSU (roughing atw) 2:01; Ian Boots, OSU
(roughing atw) 2:01; Wade Finegan, BGSU (hooking) 4:26; Russ
Sinkewich, BGSU (slashing) 6:38; Nick Bailen, BGSU (interference)
7:33; Matt Bartkowski, OSU (tripping) 10:08; Tommy Dee, BGSU (cth
elbowing) 12:50; Shane Sims, OSU (slashing) 14:10; James Perkin, BGSU
(cth high-sticking) 15:35; Peter Boyd, OSU (o-tripping) 16:42.
3rd period – 6, BGSU, Dan Sexton/10 (Brandon Svendsen/16) 18:51.
Penalties – Kai Kantola, BGSU (roughing atw) :52; John Albert, OSU
(roughing atw) :52; Corey Toy, OSU (tripping) 3:04; Nick Bailen, BGSU
(slashing atw) 3:57; Sergio Somma, OSU (roughing atw) 3:57; Chris
Reed, OSU (roughing) 5:50; Kyle Page, BGSU (checking from behind)
6:52; Patrick Schafer, OSU (holding) 10:15.
OT period – 7, OSU, Kyle Reed/2 (Corey Toy/6, John Albert/16) 2:44.
Shots on goal – OSU 8-7-5-5 25; BGSU 8-6-10-1 25.
Power plays – OSU 2 of 7; BGSU 0 of 8.
Penalties – OSU 12 (24 min); BGSU 11 (22 min).
Goalies – OSU, Dustin Carlson 13-3-0 (62:44 minutes, 25 shots-22
saves); BGSU, Nick Eno 0-1-0 (62:42, 25-21) , EMPTY NET (00:02, 0-0).
Penalty shots – None.
Three stars: 1. Kyle Reed 2. Matt Bartkowski 3. Kai Kantola
Ref: Brian Hill; Keith Sergott Line: Tony Molina; Ken Landis
Win-Dustin Carlson (13-3-0). Loss-Nick Eno (0-1-0).