BIG RAPIDS, Mich. The Ohio State men’s hockey team skated to a 2-2 overtime tie with Ferris State and then won the shootout, 1-0, to earn two conference points against Ferris State Saturday in Ewigleben Ice Arena. The Buckeyes earn all four points on the weekend, after a 6-2 win Friday over the Bulldogs. 

The game goes down as a tie for NCAA purposes, as the Buckeyes’ 11-game winning streak comes to an end but the team extends its unbeaten streak to 12. Ohio State now is 16-6-2 on the year and 9-5-2-2 in conference play and the Bulldogs move to 10-11-5 and 7-8-3-0 in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association.

The Buckeyes led 1-0 after the first and 2-1 at the end of the second period on goals from Corey Elkins and Matt Bartkowski. The Bulldogs tied the game with 57 seconds remaining in regulation on an extra attacker goal by Zach Redmond to send the game to overtime. Buckeye goalie Dustin Carlson made a career-best 47 saves in the game, along with a stop on a penalty shot and two saves in the shootout. Sophomore Peter Boyd had the lone goal in the shootout.

Ohio State scored the only goal of the first period. Elkins picked the puck up in the Buckeye zone and carried it up the ice into the Bulldog zone. His initial shot was saved and he got the rebound and passed back to Chris Reed at the right point. His shot went on net and Elkins was there; his first attempt was stopped, but his second went through for his 10th goal of the season. Each team was assessed one penalty in the stanza. Ohio State was scoreless on one power-play chance and the Bulldogs’ power play carried over into the second period. Buckeye goalie Dustin Carlson stopped all 17 shots he faced in the period and Ohio State put 11 shots on FSU goalie Taylor Nelson.

The Bulldogs tied the game 4:24 into the second period. With Carlson out of position, the Bulldogs missed on a few chances before Casey Haines was able to bury it in the basically empty net. At 12:04 of the period with Ohio State on the power play, Ferris State’s Brendan Connolly was awarded a penalty shot after he was dragged down on a breakaway. Carlson made the save on the attempt, the first he faced in his career. The Buckeyes went ahead, 2-1, when Bartkowski’s wrist shot from the point got through. Hunter Bishop and Corey Toy had the assists on the goal, which came at 16:37. The Buckeyes were outshot in the period, 15-9. Each team was unable to score on two power-play chances.

The Bulldogs tied the game at 2 on Redmond’s goal. With the Bulldog net empty, Haines picked off a Buckeye clearing attempt and passed to Redmond, whose his shot from the left point got through traffic high. Ohio State outshot the Bulldogs, 15-14, in the period. There were no penalties called in the period. 

In overtime, the Bulldogs had a chance go off the crossbar. The play was reviewed by the referee, and the no-goal call stood. Carlson made three saves in the extra period and Ohio State put two shots on net. With neither team able to score, the game went to a shootout.

In the first round of the shootout Carlson made a save on Blair Riley before Boyd scored in the top left corner of the net. Ferris State’s Redmond shot wide in the second round and Nelson made a save on Hunter Bishop. Carlson stopped Aaron Lewicki in the third round to secure the shootout win and extra conference point.

For the game, the Bulldogs outshot the Buckeyes, 49-37. Carlson made a career-high 47 saves in 65 minutes. Nelson had 35 saves in 64:33. 

Neither team was able to score on the power play in the game Ohio State was 0-for-3 and Ferris State was 0-for-2.
Postgame Notes
The Buckeyes will return to action next weekend when they return home to host Western Michigan. The teams will meet at 7:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Value City Arena.

Ohio State has won both shootouts it has had this season, topping Miami Oct. 10 in the season opener before the win Saturday vs. the Bulldogs.

Shane Sims had his scoring streak ended at a career-best nine games (3-11-14).

Toy has an assist in three-consecutive games.

The Buckeyes are 3-0-2 in overtime this season.

Carlson topped his previous best of 44 set Nov. 29 vs. Nebraska-Omaha.

Hockey Game Box Score (Final)
Ohio State Men’s Hockey 2008-09
#14 Ohio State vs Ferris State (Jan 17, 2009 at Big Rapids, Mich.)

 Ohio State (16-6-2;9-5-2-2 CCHA) vs. Ferris State (10-11-5;7-8-3-0 CCHA)
 Date: Jan 17, 2009  Location: Big Rapids, Mich.     Arena: Ewigleben Ice Arena
 Attendance:1382   Start time:5:05 pm   End time:7:30 pm   Total time:2:25   

 Goals by Period 1 2 3 OT Total
 Ohio State 1 1 0 0 2
 Ferris State 0 1 1 0 2
   1st period – 1, OSU, Corey Elkins/10 (Chris Reed/7) 5:57. Penalties
– TEAM, FSU (too many players on ice) 16:22; Mathieu Picard, OSU
(boarding) 18:21.

   2nd period – 2, FSU, Casey Haines/6 (Corey Couturier/7, Mike
Embach/3) 4:24. 3, OSU, Matt Bartkowski/3 (Corey Toy/8, Hunter
Bishop/10) 16:37. Penalties – Shane Sims, OSU (holding) 8:57; Corey
Couturier, FSU (hooking) 10:12; Matt Bartkowski, OSU (hooking) 12:04;
Zach Redmond, FSU (interference) 17:23.

   3rd period – 4, FSU, Zach Redmond/3 (Casey Haines/9) 19:03.
Penalties –

   OT period – Penalties –

   Shots on goal – OSU 11-9-15-2 37; FSU 17-15-14-3 49.

   Power plays – OSU 0 of 3; FSU 0 of 2.

   Penalties – OSU 3 (6 min); FSU 3 (6 min).

   Goalies – OSU, Dustin Carlson (65:00 minutes, 49 shots-47 saves);
FSU, Taylor Nelson (64:33, 37-35) , EMPTY NET (00:27, 0-0).

   Penalty shots – [2nd 12:04] FSU Brendan Connolly MISSED.

 A-1382  T-2:25   
 Three stars: 1. Corey Elkins    2. Zach Redmond    3. Dustin Carlson   
 Ref: Kevin Hall; Dean Sanborn   Line: Chris Davis; Chris Max
 Ohio State-Dustin Carlson (14-3-1).  Ferris State-Taylor Nelson (4-3-3). 
 Ohio State wins shootout 1-0 (3 Rounds)          
 Ohio State winning streak ends at 11 games but   
 unbeaten string extends to 12 consecutive games