COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 12/13 Ohio State men’s hockey team fell to No. 20 Notre Dame, 1-0, in game two of a Big Ten series Saturday in Value City Arena. The lone goal of the game came just 2:37 into the contest. Ohio State outshot the Irish 37-18, including 19-3 in the third, but could not get the equalizer.
The teams end the weekend with a series split after a 5-2 Ohio State victory Friday. The Buckeyes are now 8-5-1 on the year and 4-4-0-0-0-0 in the B1G, with the Irish 6-6-2 and 3-4-1-1-0-0 in league play.
Ohio State will head east for a two-game nonconference series against Long Island University. The teams will meet at 7:45 p.m. Friday and 8 p.m. Saturday in East Meadow, N.Y.
The Buckeyes will then play at Penn State Dec. 2-3 before a bye week. The first half of the season ends with a home-and-home series against Bowling Green. The Falcons will host game one Dec. 16 and Ohio State will be the host Dec. 17.
Coach Rohlik met with the media following the 1-0 loss to the Irish. pic.twitter.com/jXDKErgUDs
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The Short Story
Notre Dame scored the game’s lone goal off a scramble in front 2:37 into the game, with Jake Adams tallying.
Ohio State outshot Notre Dame 13-7 in the first period, with the Irish ahead 8-5 in the second. In the third, the Buckeyes pressed, and were ahead in shots 19-3, but could not find the back of the net. Ohio State skated with the net empty for the final 2:44, and had nine shot attempts to close out the game. Notre Dame goalie Ryan Bischel made five saves in the stretch, with ND blocking a shot and the Buckeyes putting two shots wide.
Ohio State goalie Jakub Dobes made 17 saves on 18 shots in 56:56. The Buckeyes blocked 10 shots, led by forward Stephen Halliday with three and Cole McWard with two. Bischel ended the game with 37 saves for Notre Dame in all 60 minutes and the Irish blocked 18 Buckeye shot attempts.
Each team was scoreless on three power play chances. Ohio State did not allow a shot on goal during the three Irish chances, which all came in the second period.
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