Feb. 2, 2013
Columbus, Ohio - Notre Dame and Ohio State battled to a 2-2 tie on Saturday night in front of 6,567 at the Value City Arena. The Irish picked up the extra point in the CCHA shootout winning, 1-0, on a goal by Anders Lee in the fourth round. Goaltender Mike Johnson stopped all four shots he faced in the game.
The shootout was the first of the season for the Irish and the second for Ohio State. Notre Dame got regulation goals from Thomas DiPauli and Sam Calabrese while the Buckeyes scored a short-handed goal by Darik Angeli and a power-play goal by Craig Dalrymple.
Notre Dame peppered Ohio State goaltender Brady Hjelle with a season-high 47 shots on goal and the senior stopped 45 of them. In the shootout, he stopped the first three shots he faced before giving up a wrist shot by Lee through his pads. Mike Johnson faced 22 shots in the game and made 20 saves for his third win of the season. In the shootout, he stopped all four Buckeye shots on goal.
The tie and shootout win gives the Irish a 16-11-1 overall record and a 12-7-1-1 record in the CCHA, good for 38 points. Ohio State is now 11-11-6 on the year and 10-6-4-1 in conference play.
The Buckeyes opened the scoring at 11:11 with a short-handed goal by Angeli. With the Irish on a power play, Ohio State's Sam Jardine hit Angeli with a long pass behind the Notre Dame defense. Angeli used a teammate as a decoy on the two-on-one, whipping a wrist shot from the left face off dot past Mike Johnson for his second goal of the year.
The Irish pressured the Ohio State goal throughout the first period as they outshot the Buckeyes, 18-10, in the period. Notre Dame was finally rewarded when DiPauli poked a loose puck through Hjelle's pads to tie the game with 6.7 seconds left in the opening period.
Linemates Mike Voran and T.J. Tynan broke up the ice with the puck with Tynan firing a shot from the right circle that Hjelle stopped with the rebound landing in the crease. DiPauli jabbed at it with his stick, as he was being checked to the ice and got it through the OSU goaltenders pads for his fifth of the season to send the game to the intermission tied at 1-1.
The Irish would take a 2-1 lead at 11:22 of the second period on a power-play goal by Calabrese. With the Irish putting on pressure, defenseman Robbie Russo moved a pass from the left point to Tynan on the left boards. The speedy center threw a pass cross-rink to Calabrese who moved in towards the goal. His shot from the right circle hit an Ohio State defenseman in front and deflected past Hjelle for the senior defenseman's first goal of the season.
Ohio State used the power play to tie the game late in the period. With Russo and Tynan in the penalty box, the Buckeyes scored with a five-on-three advantage as Dalrymple moved in from the left point and took a pass from Tanner Fritz to hammer a shot from the left circle over Johnson's stick hand to make it 2-2. The goal was Dalrymple's second of the year.
There was no scoring in the third period or the overtime with Notre Dame controlling the play, getting 18 shots to five for Ohio State.
In the shootout, Notre Dame's first three shooters - Tynan, Jeff Costello and Bryan Rust - were stopped by Hjelle while Johnson was stopping Alex Szczechura, Nick Oddo and Riley Simpson for the Buckeyes. In the fourth round, Lee drilled a wrist shot from the slot that beat Hjelle through his pads to give the Irish the 1-0 lead. Johnson did the splits to stop Max McCormick to give Notre Dame the shootout point.
Notre Dame returns home for a weekend series on Feb. 8-9 versus Michigan at the Compton Family Ice Arena. Friday's game has a 7:35 p.m. start time while Saturday will face off at 7:05 p.m. This series is the last home series for the Irish in February.
GAME SUMMARY 1 2 3 OT - F #11/#9 Notre Dame (16-11-1/12-7-1-1) 1 1 0 0 - 2 Ohio State (11-11-6/10-6-4-1) 1 1 0 0 - 2Scoring