The Notre Dame Fighting Irish headed to Columbus Saturday to take on the Ohio State University Buckeyes. The Irish had it 3-0 at one point but the Buckeyes snuck in during the third period to shake things up. These two teams took it to overtime, but it was Notre Dame that ended this exciting one.
Notre Dame fans have gotten used to seeing shaky first periods, but it was the irish who set the tone this time around. A goal from Alex Steeves put Notre Dame on the board early in the period. The Buckeyes eventually outshot the Irish 6-8 in the period but could not manage to respond with a goal.
Steeves wasn’t finished yet. The Irish forward chalked up a power play goal for his team after tOSU’s Matt Miller headed to the penalty box. Ohio State’s Quinn Preston nearly claimed his team’s first goal of the game. However officials overturned the goal for a Buckeye being in the crease. Notre Dame’s Colin Theisen later found the back of the net to bring it to 3-0 Fighting Irish.
Ohio State’s Gordi Myer scored his team’s first goal at about the middle of the final period. Austin Pooley upped the intensity with Ohio State’s second goal, and made it a 3-2 game. Not even three minutes later, however, Notre Dame’s Graham Slaggert scored to grab a fourth goal for his team. The Buckeyes reacted by pulling goaltender Ryan Snowden. On an Irish penalty, Ohio State’s Quinn Preston gave the Buckeyes their third goal to make it a one goal game.
Neither squad scored to win in sudden death OT and the game ended in a tie.
2nd OT: 3 on 3 for Bonus Point
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Notre Dame’s Graham Slaggert snatched the extra point to end the night for the Irish.
Notre Dame: Alex Steeves at 15:58 in the 1st with assist from Jesse Lansdell
Notre Dame: Alex Steeves at 10:11 in the 2nd with assists from Spencer Stastney and Michael Graham
Notre Dame: Colin Theisen at 12:40 in the 2nd with assists from Cal Burke and Graham Slaggert
Ohio State: Gordi Myer at 11:59 in the 3rd with assists from Quinn Preston and Tanner Laczynski
Ohio State: Austin Pooley at 13:40 in the 3rd with assist from Matthew Jennings
Notre Dame: Graham Slaggert at 16:17 in the 3rd with assist from Matt Hellickson
Ohio State: Quinn Preston at 18:23 in the 3rd with assists from Carson Meyer and Matt Miller
Ohio State: Gustaf Westlund at 18:55 in the 3rd with assists from Quinn Preston and Tanner Laczynski
Notre Dame: Tory Dello for slashing at 12:42 in the 1st
Notre Dame: Nate Clurman for elbowing at 19:13 in the 1st
Ohio State: Matt Miller for holding at 08:25 in the 2nd
Notre Dame: Jesse Lansdell for roughing at 17:49 in the 3rd
Ohio State: Kamil Sadlocha for roughing at 17:49 in the 3rd
Notre Dame: Cale Morris, 30 saves
Ohio State: Ryan Snowden, 15 saves
The Irish and Buckeyes will meet again in Columbus Saturday at 5 p.m. ET. To catch the game, stream online with btnplus.com.
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