January 21, 2023

No. 7/8 Buckeyes Post Road Shutout of Wisconsin, 2-0


Box Score

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Behind 27 saves from Jakub Dobes, a second-period goal from Tate Singleton and a strong night on the penalty kill, the No. 7/8 Ohio State men’s hockey team skated to a 2-0 shutout win at Wisconsin Saturday in the Kohl Center.

Ohio State, which took three of four games vs. Wisconsin in the regular season, improves to 16-9-1 on the year and 9-7-0-0-0-0 in Big Ten play. Wisconsin is 10-14-0 and has a 3-11-0-0-0 B1G mark.

Next Up

  • Ohio State is off next weekend before hosting Penn State Feb. 3-4 in Value City Arena.
  • The teams will meet at 7 p.m. in game one, on Big Ten Plus, and at 6:30 p.m. in game two on BTN. Ohio State Radio will carry both matchups.
  • Single-game and group tickets and mini plans are all on sale now, with more information on com/tickets. Parking is free for all home games in VCA.
  • Penn State Series Promotions

Quoting head coach Steve Rohlik

“This was a great win on the road. The key was killing the early 5-on-3 power play. Jakub played outstanding. Now we will regroup and get better over the next two weeks and be ready to go.”

Quoting senior forward Tate Singleton

“It was a great bounce back win. Everyone bought in and played their game. Dobes kept us in the game all night and we did our jobs to help him out. It was a great team win.”

The Short Story

  • Wisconsin had 10 shots on goal in the opening 20 minutes, with the Buckeyes putting nine on net.
  • Eight minutes into the game the Buckeyes faced a two-minute 5-on-3 power play after a hitting from behind penalty and faceoff violation call on the ensuing faceoff. The Buckeyes were able to kill off the chance, allowing UW just three shots on net in the two minutes.
  • At 6:24 of the second Tate Singleton opened the scoring with a 4-on-4 goal. From near the Buckeye goal, Mason Lohrei sent a pass to Singleton at the Badger blueline. He drove into the zone down the right lane and scored from near the faceoff dot. Stephen Halliday had the second assist on the tally, Singleton’s sixth of the year.
  • Jakub Dobes had 12 saves in the period for Ohio State, with the Buckeyes putting nine shots on net. Ohio State had one power play chance in the second, Wisconsin two.
  • Ohio State limited the Badgers to five shots on goal in the third period to help maintain the one-goal lead. The Buckeyes had nine shots on net in the stanza and the only two power play chances.
  • Wisconsin pulled its goalie late and Ohio State sealed the win with an empty net score at 19:29. Matt Cassidy won the race to the puck in the UW zone and put it around the boards to Tyler Duke at the point. He found Davis Burnside in the high slot and he converted for a 2-0 Ohio State lead.
  • Each team ended the game with 27 shots on goal. Dobes played 59:55 for Ohio State, picking up his third shutout of the year and the sixth of his career.
  • The Buckeyes blocked 15 Badger shot attempts. Cole McWard, Lohrei, Halliday and Cassidy each had two blocks. Wisconsin had 18 shot blocks.
  • Ohio State was 4-for-4 on the penalty kill in the game and did not convert on its three power play chances.
  • Lohrei leads the Buckeyes with 19 assists and is third with 20 points. Halliday has a team-best 25 points, ranking second with 18 assists.
  • Burnside shares the team goal-scoring lead with Cam Thiesing with 11 each.