Ohio State vs Notre Dame in first round of Playoffs 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 09:48 AMCOLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State men's hockey team advanced to the CCHA tournament quarterfinals, completing a series sweep of Notre Dame with an 8-2 win Saturday in the OSU Ice Rink. Ohio State scored twice in the first four minutes of the game and led 4-0 after the first period. The team extended its lead to 6-1 after the second and scored two late goals for the 8-2 final.
Buckeye junior Hunter Bishop had a hat trick and added two assists, the first five-point night for a Buckeye since 1999.
Junior defenseman Chris Reed had a career-high four assists and +5 mark in the win. Junior goalie Dustin Carlson matched his career high with 47 saves in the victory. Sergio Somma scored twice and added an assist for three points, while Kyle Reed and Zac Dalpe each had two assists and CJ Severyn had two points on a goal and a helper.
Ohio State led 4-0 after the first period. Matt Bartkowski opened the scoring at 3:36 with a power-play goal, coming across the crease and scoring on the backhand. K. Reed and Dalpe assisted on the goal. Just 24 seconds later Somma scored with a wrist shot on the rush down the left side, assisted by his linemates Peter Boyd and Dalpe. At 12:20 senior Mathieu Picard got his third tally of the weekend. K. Reed got the puck to C. Reed who kept the puck in at the blue line and dropped a pass to Picard and his quick shot found the back of the net. Severyn scored the final goal of the period at 17:53 , beating ND starter Mike Johnson glove side, assisted by Bishop and C. Reed. Carlson stopped all 15 shots he faced in the stanza.
Notre Dame started the second period with a 5-on-3 advantage for two minutes after the Buckeyes were assessed two minors at the end of the first. The Irish took advantage, as Calle Ridderwall scored 46 seconds into the period.
Bishop scored twice in the final 5:29 of the period to extend the Buckeye lead to 6-1. His first goal came shorthanded at 14:41. With the Buckeyes killing a 5-minute major, C. Reed got the puck to Bishop and he scored stick-side from in close. He added another goal at 19:06, as John Albert found him alone in front, with Severyn on the second assist. Shots were 17-7 in favor of the Irish in the period.
In the third, there was no scoring until Notre Dame's Christiaan Minella put home the rebound of a Nick Larson shot at 11:54.
Somma got his second of the night at 14:21 with Ohio State on the power play. C. Reed got the puck down low and it went from Bishop to Somma in front of the net. He was able to gather it and score before ND goalie Tom O'Brien could get in position.
The final goal came at 17:25, as Bishop completed his hat trick.
Somma picked up the puck from Carlson in the Buckeye zone and broke in 2-on-1 with Bishop. Somma passed over to Bishop driving to the net and he redirected it home for his first career hat trick. Carlson had 16 saves in the stanza.
The Irish outshot the Buckeyes, 49-25. Carlson played all 60 minutes and had 47 saves to match his career best. Notre Dame starter Johnson played the first period and allowed four goals on nine shots. O'Brien had 12 saves, allowing four goals, in the final 40 minutes.
The Buckeye penalty kill was 5-for-6 in the game, while the power play was 2-for-3.
Bishop had the first five-point night for a Buckeye since Hugo Boisvert had five at Cornell Jan. 16, 1999. It was the first hat trick since Corey Elkins' three-goal night in game two of the CCHA playoffs first round last season in the OSU Ice Rink.
(Elkins scored twice in the second period last year, assisted by Boots on both and Bishop on the second. OSU's most productive line during its 13-game unbeaten streak last season, the line of Elkins, Boots and Hunter Bishop.)
Bishop had his first two-goal game Jan. 8, 2010 and his previous high for points was three, set Jan. 9 vs.