It is interesting to note with how close the game was that not one penalty was called on either team. Sure there was obstructions by both sides but you have to commend the officials for letting the boys play the game. Yes, there were a couple of questionable hits by both teams but in the end the game was played very well by both teams. Even players from both teams whined to the officials about no-calls, but to their credit the officials were consistent and called nothing all game.
I think that the no-goal was sort of a wake up call for the Buckeyes, because soon after that play the Buckeyes started to play better, especially on offense. Nick Schilkey would get the first of two Buckeye goals in the first period at the 8:01 mark. He was assisted by David Gust, and made a nice move to go 5 hole on Eamon McAdams, the Penn State goalie. The Buckeyes' second goal of the first period came on a wicked slap shot by Justin DaSilva. The assists went to Tanner Fritz and Clark Cristofoli. Thus ending the first period scoring at 2-0 Buckeyes.
|After the 3rd Goal!|
In the end, the Buckeyes got the 3-1 victory and it was followed up by the honorable post game handshakes. After the handshakes, the Buckeyes saluted the bands and the fans that showed up in Detroit for the game. The band played Carmen Ohio after the win, just like they do at the football games. Everything was good on this night for the Buckeyes.
The Buckeyes face the Gophers tomorrow at Joe Lewis Arena, Detroit, Michigan at 4:30 PM. If you can't make it to the Joe, the game will be televised on the Big Ten Network. Hope in one fashion or another you will be out there supporting the Bucks!