Ohio State men’s hockey sweeps the series against Penn State
The No. 4 Ohio State men’s hockey team traveled to State College, Pennsylvania this weekend and swept the No. 13 Penn State Nittany Lions.
In Friday night’s contest, the Buckeyes won 4-1. It seemed like the Buckeyes dominated the Lions once the puck dropped. Ohio State took a quick 3-1 lead into the second intermission thanks to a power play goal by Tanner Laczynski and Gustaf Westlund. The Buckeyes would get a goal by Ronnie Hein late in the third period to seal a victory on the road.
As for Saturday night’s game the Buckeyes found themselves in a challenging game as they would survive to win 6-4. The Buckeyes would need 4 power play goals to help them beat the Nittany Lions. Dakota Joshua would score two goals to lead the Buckeyes in scoring in the victory.
After splitting the series with the Wolverines last week this was a much needed series win for the Buckeyes. The Buckeyes are still in prime position to win a Big Ten Championship and get into the NCAA Tournament and potentially back to the Frozen Four.
Sitting at 15-5-4 overall and 8-3-3 in the Big Ten, the Buckeyes are on a much needed week off before they head back home for a big time series against Big Ten foe Notre Dame.