Nov. 4, 2006

Box Score

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State junior Tommy Goebel’s goal with 2:22 remaining in regulation forced overtime, where the Buckeyes held on for a 1-1 tie with 10th-ranked Notre Dame Saturday at Value City Arena. Ohio State improves to 2-5-1 overall and 2-3-1 in the CCHA, while Notre Dame moves to 6-1-1 and 1-0-1 in the CCHA.

Both teams had seven power play opportunities on the night and scored their lone goal on one of them. After two scoreless periods, Notre Dame got its goal 5:38 into the third period. Wes O’Neill blasted a shot from the blue line and Josh Sciba scored it on the tip to give UND a 1-0 lead. Justin White picked up the second assist on the goal.

Goebel (Parma, Ohio) answered exactly 12 minutes later with his second goal in as many nights to force the second overtime game and eventually the first tie of the season for both teams. While on the power play, junior Jason DeSantis (Oxford, Mich.) passed the puck along the blue line to fellow defenseman Sean Collins (Sr., Troy, Mich.), who fired it toward the UND goal. Goebel picked up the rebound and flicked it in at 17:38 for his fourth goal of the season. It was DeSantis’ team-leading seventh assist, while Collins picked up his fourth.

OSU freshman goalie Joseph Palmer (Utica, N.Y.) tallied a season-high 32 saves and moved to 2-3-1 overall this season.

After giving up two goals on 13 shots in the first period Friday night in an eventual 4-2 loss, Ohio State held the Irish to just seven shots in the first 20 minutes Saturday. After keeping Notre Dame off the scoreboard in the second period, the Buckeyes held an opponent scoreless in back-to-back periods for the third time already this season. The Buckeyes are now 8-3-1 against Notre Dame in their last 13 meetings.

During the first intermission, the No. 22 jersey of former Buckeye All-American and current Notre Dame assistant coach Paul Pooley was retired in an on-ice ceremony with the current Buckeyes and Irish looking on. Pooley, the 1984 Bauer National Player of the Year, still holds Ohio State records for career goals (114) and assists (156) and led the Buckeyes to a No. 1 national ranking in 1984.

Ohio State remains home next weekend when the Buckeyes host Western Michigan Nov. 9-10. Both games begin at 7:05 p.m. The Thursday contest will be played at Value City Arena while the Friday game will take place at the Ohio Expo Center at the Ohio state fairgrounds.

Ohio State head coach John Markell
On OSU freshman goaltender Joe Palmer
“Joe had a good game. He played his depths and angles much better. He responded the right way and stayed focused.”

On the game tonight vs. Notre Dame
“It was a tough game. Two evenly matched teams. Both traded power play goals and opportunities. It was a better game for us than last night.”

On Notre Dame
“They are one of the better teams in the conference. They deserve their ranking. They are very disciplined and they cycle very well.”

Mathieu Beaudoin, Ohio State senior forward
On what they team took out of tonight’s game vs. Notre Dame
“We’re obviously disappointed only getting one point, but we did fight back and tied it. We have to learn from it and move forward.”

On Notre Dame
“They are really strong. They are hard to contain down low. They are a very good team that plays together.”

On Ohio State’s identity as team so far
“I’ll be lying if I didn’t say it has been a rollercoaster all year, but we are learning lessons and we just need to stay together as a group.”

Tommy Goebel, Ohio State junior forward
On tonight’s game
“It was the best first period in a long time for us. We only gave up like seven shots.”

Hockey Game Box Score (Final) 2006-07 Ohio State Men’s Hockey #10 Notre Dame vs Ohio State (Nov 04, 2006 at Columbus, Ohio) Notre Dame (6-1-1, 1-0-1 CCHA) vs. Ohio State (2-5-1, 2-3-1 CCHA) Date: Nov 04, 2006 Location: Columbus, Ohio Arena: Value City Arena Attendance:5163 Start time:7:05 pm End time:9:32 pm Total time:2:27

Goals by Period 1 2 3 OT Tot ————————————- Notre Dame………. 0 0 1 0 – 1 Ohio State………. 0 0 1 0 – 1

1st period – Penalties – Matt McIlvane, OSU (cth elbowing) 1:37; Josh Sciba, ND (slashing) 7:56; Brock Sheahan, ND (interference) 12:59; Nick Biondo, OSU (cross-checking) 16:05; Kevin Montgomery, OSU (tripping) 19:26.

2nd period – Penalties – Kyle Lawson, ND (hooking) 1:45; Christian Hanson, ND (cross-checking) 5:09; John Dingle, OSU (o-tripping) 10:49; Mark Van Guilder, ND (slashing) 19:05.

3rd period – 1, ND, Josh Sciba/2 (Wes O’Neill/5, Justin White/3) 5:38 (pp). 2, OSU, Tommy Goebel/4 (Sean Collins/4, Jason DeSantis/7) 17:38 (pp). Penalties – Kenny Bernard, OSU (charging) 5:14; Evan Rankin, ND (tripping) 6:35; Tyson Strachan, OSU (holding) 13:49; T.J. Jindra, ND (interference) 17:13; Matt Waddell, OSU (boarding) 19:33.

OT period – Penalties – None.

Shots on goal – ND 7-11-9-6 33; OSU 6-9-8-2 25.

Power plays – ND 1 of 7; OSU 1 of 7.

Penalties – ND 7 (14 min); OSU 7 (14 min).

Goalies – ND, David Brown (65:00 minutes, 25 shots-24 saves); OSU, Joseph Palmer (64:53, 33-32) , EMPTY NET (00:07, 0-0).

A-5163 T-2:27 Three stars: 1. Joseph Palmer 2. Tommy Goebel 3. Josh Sciba Referee:Steve Piotrowski Linesman:Brian Troester; Eric Smevoll ND-David Brown (5-1-1). OSU-Joseph Palmer (2-3-1). OSU timeout taken 4:07 into OT ND timeout taken 4:45 into OT