COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 18/14 Ohio State men’s hockey team saw its four-game winning streak end Saturday, as it was shut out by No. 6/8 Minnesota, 2-0, in 3M Arena at Mariucci in Minneapolis, Minn. Ohio State heads home with a split of the series after a 4-3 victory Friday over the Gophers.
The Buckeyes are now 7-3 on the year, with Minnesota 7-5. Ohio State is 4-2-0-0-0-0 in B1G play and the Gophers are a point ahead, with a 4-2-0-0-1-0 mark.
Ohio State has a bye next weekend before hosting Mercyhurst at 5 p.m. Nov. 26 and 27 in Value City Arena. The next Big Ten series is Dec. 3-4 at Notre Dame, followed by a home matchup with Michigan Dec. 10-11. TICKET INFORMATION
The Short Story
Minnesota scored with four seconds left in the first period and carried the lead until 7:25 of the third when it added a power play goal for a two-goal cushion. The Buckeyes generated just 13 shots on goal and limited the Gophers to 22 shots on net in the game. Ohio State blocked 17 Minnesota shot attempts. The Buckeyes were 0-for-4 on the power play, with Minnesota 1-for-1.
Quoting Buckeye head coach Steve Rohlik
On the game and the limited shot chances for each team …
“We only gave up 22, they gave up 13 to us. We tried not to make mistakes on both sides and tried not to give up too much. We just need to create more offense and we need to score on our power play.”
How it Happened
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