No. 12/11 Buckeyes Shut Out Nittany Lions, 6-0 — Ohio State Buckeyes

The score of the box

Columbus, Ohio- Freshman goaltender Jakub Dobeš made 51 saves and 13 Buckeyes scored a point as the No. 12/11 Ohio State men’s hockey team shut out Penn State, 6-0, Saturday at University Park, Pennsylvania. Jake Wise led the Buckeyes with two goals and three points, while Joe Dunlap had a goal and an assist and Michael Gildon and Quinn Preston each had two assists to beat the Buckeye scorers, who scored twice each period .

Ohio State got four Big Ten points in the weekend series with a tie in overtime and a shootout loss on Friday and the win on Saturday and earned 10 of 12 points in the regular-season series with the Nittany Lions (3- 0-1).

The Buckeyes, 10-1-2 in their last 13 games, are now 19-7-2 this year and 11-5-2-0-1-1 in the Big Ten. Penn State is 14-13-1 and 5-12-1-1-1-1 in the league.

Following

The Buckeyes return to Columbus for a four-game homestand, hosting Wisconsin Feb. 4-5 and Minnesota Feb. 11-12 at Schottenstein Center’s Value City Arena. These games close out the regular season home roster. TICKET INFORMATION

The little story

Jake Wise scored twice in the first period, with Michael Gildon assisting on both goals at 12:10 and 17:37. Joe Dunlap scored early in the second and Georgii Merkulov extended the lead to 4-0 at 12:03. In the third, Mason Lohrei scored at 1:05 of the start of the period on the power play and Tate Singleton scored the game’s last goal at 14:41. Jakub Dobeš made 51 saves in the game for the shutout, with 17 saves in the first, 15 in the second and 19 in the third. Ohio State had a season-high 26 blocked shots and was 1-for-3 on the power play and 3-for-3 shorthanded.

Quoting head coach Steve Rohlik

“It was a good rebound win and a great road win. We look forward to returning to the Schott for our next four games.

Quoting senior Jake Wise

“It was really good to bounce back from a tight night last night. We brought our A game tonight and I think that reflected on the scoreboard.

(Photo credit Alex Yuan/BTN)

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