COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 7 Ohio State men’s hockey team rallied from two goals down and tied the game in the third period, but No. 9 Penn State scored with less than three minutes remaining and closed out a 4-3 win over the Buckeyes in Columbus.
Penn State scored the game’s first two goals and Ohio State trailed 2-1 after 20 minutes. Each team scored once in the second, with Ohio State answering 1:06 after a PSU goal, for a 3-2 Nittany Lion lead heading to the third. The Buckeyes converted on the power play at 12:01 of the final period to tie the game but Penn State pushed back ahead at 17:40. Freshman Stephen Halliday led Ohio State with three assists and points, while Tate Singleton had a goal and a helper for two points. The Buckeyes, who outshot Penn State 35-26, were 3-for-3 on the penalty kill and 1-for-2 on the power play.
Ohio State, now 16-11-1 on the year and 9-9-0-0-0 in the Big Ten, and Penn State (20-9-1, 9-9-1-0-2-0 B1G) will wrap up the series at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in Value City Arena. The game is sold out, but Ohio State students will be admitted free with BuckID. BTN will televise the matchup, with the stream through the Fox Sports app, and Ohio State Radio will carry the action.
Coach Rohlik and Tate Singleton spoke after tonight's loss to Penn State. pic.twitter.com/Gg1l3CLH9G
— Ohio State Men's Hockey (@OhioStateMHKY) February 4, 2023
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