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Ohio State hockey obliterated by Michigan, 8-3

The OSU hockey team couldn't follow in the football team's footsteps, and was destroyed by Michigan 8-3.

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There are only so many synonyms for destroyed and obliterated that I can think up, but I'm gonna have to pull them all out after the Ohio State Men's hockey team was manhandled by the Michigan Wolverines, 8-3, in Ann Arbor.

Michigan came in with the hardly sterling record of 7-6-1 but apparently, when taking on the now 5-9-1 Buckeyes, mediocrity goes out the window and becomes Death, the destroyer of worlds.

Matt Johnson actually started off the scoring for OSU and gave the Buckeyes a 1-0 lead in the first, but Zach Hyman of Michigan tied it just over two minutes later at 12:49 of the first. Zach Werenski scored Michigan's second of the game with just over 11 seconds left in the first to give Michigan a one goal advantage going into the second.

Then everything went to hell.

First Travis Lynch scored in the second at 4:17, then Andrew Copp at 6:39. Nick Schilkey then cut the lead to 4-2 before Copp scored again to make it 5-2. Then, after a 5 minute major and game misconduct due to head butting (!) for Nick Oddo, Michigan went on a major powerplay and scored two more times to make it 7-2 going into the third.

Tony Calderone make it 8-2 Michigan just over a minute into the third before Anthony Greco put up a garbage time tally at 5:04.

Christian Frey started the game and got chased after giving up 4 goals on 14 shots. Then Matt Tomkins came in and put up one of the worst goalie lines I've ever seen, giving up 4 goals on 7 shots. I don't even know how that's possible. Logan Davis came in for him and made saves on all 5 of the shots fired at him.

OSU at least held even with Michigan in shots, with both at 26, though when you get horrendous goaltending and have score effects in your favor, it's hard to take much solace in that.

There really isn't much to take out of this game except that Ohio State is staring longingly into the eyes of the Big Ten basement and if they keep getting goaltending like this, the two will become very intimate rather soon and for awhile.