No. 3 Denver Falls to No. 10 Ohio State in ECAC Title Game

The teams were scoreless in the fourth quarter until Brown found Schuss for a tally with 4:12 remaining, putting Ohio State ahead, 10-9. The goal came after Ohio State held Denver scoreless with the timer on. Law tied the game at 10 with 2:52 remaining. Ohio State won the next faceoff and called timeout after getting in the DU zone. Play continued and with the timer on, King found Evans for the go-ahead goal (11-10) with 24 seconds remaining. Denver won the final faceoff and after a DU timeout with 14 seconds remaining, Dutton made a save as time expired to preserve the Ohio State victory.

Ohio State was outshot, 36-27, in the game. Dutton played all 60 minutes and had nine saves. For Denver, Ryan LaPlante had seven saves, allowing six goals, in the first half. Jamie Faus played the second half and had three saves on eight shots.

The Buckeyes won 12 of 25 faceoffs and Denver had the edge in groundballs, 30-24. Wilkes won 12 of 23 faceoffs and had a team-best seven groundballs for the Buckeyes. Bowling had five groundballs in the victory. Each team had just five turnovers.

Tewaaraton nominee and 2013 ECAC Offensive Player of the Year Schuss, who extended his point streak to 60 games (each game of his Buckeye career), moved into second place in Ohio State history with 228 career points, passing Joel Dalgarno who had 227 from 2006-09. Schuss leads Ohio State with a career-high 40 goals and 63 points, along with 23 assists.

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2013-05-04



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