COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 18 Ohio State men’s hockey team is headed home from South Bend with a series split after falling to No. 8 Notre Dame, 5-1, Saturday night in game two of their Big Ten series. The Buckeyes fell behind 2-0 less than six minutes into the game and were unable to recover.
Ohio State is now 9-5 on the year and 5-3-0-0-0 in Big Ten play. Notre Dame moves to 11-4-0 overall and 5-3-0-2-0-0 in the B1G. The Buckeyes won the series opener, 4-2, Friday.
Ohio State will host No. 3 Michigan at 7 p.m. Friday and 8 p.m. Saturday in Value City Arena in the Schottenstein Center. BTN will televise both games. TICKET INFORMATION
The Short Story
The Irish scored at 4:08 and 5:51 of the first period, with the second tally on the power play. Buckeye Jaedon Leslie made it a one-goal game at 7:37, but the Irish responded less than three minutes later and Ohio State could get no closer the rest of the way, giving up two goals in the second and a power play tally in the third. The Irish outshot the Buckeyes, 40-25, and were 2-for-3 on the power play and 5-for-5 on the penalty kill.
Quoting head coach Steve Rohlik
“We were flat tonight. We could not match their energy from start to finish. It’s back to work on Monday.”
How it Happened