What happened in the Notre Dame vs. Ohio State series?

COLUMBUS, Ohio — With a goal deficit and a player of their own who was in the penalty box early in the second half, Ohio State’s No. 13 had visited Notre Dame No. 20 right where they got it in Friday night’s inaugural hockey game wanted a Big Ten series at Value City Arena.

The Buckeyes showed why they are the third-best penalty shootout team in the nation by keeping the Fighting Irish scoreless on their five power-play attempts and scoring the deciding goal on the third — Ohio State’s national-leading sixth of the season. Dominic Vidoli’s man-man goal at 6:50 of the middle period was the first of four straight goals for coach Steve Rohlik’s team as they netted three goals in the third period in front of 6,019 fans in a 5-2 win over Notre Dame.