#5 Irish Drop #8/9 Buckeyes in OT Thriller

Coach Jackson Post-Game Press Conference

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Fifth-ranked Notre Dame overcame a late 2-1 deficit to earn a 3-2 overtime victory over No.8/9 Ohio State on Friday night at the Compton Family Ice Arena (4,740).

Pierce Crawford netted the overtime winner with 1:01 left in the extra period after Trevor Janicke tied the contest with 1:57 left in regulation. Solag Bakich also scored for the Irish.

Cale Morris stopped 25 shots in goal to earn the victory, while Tommy Nappier made 32 saves in net for the Buckeyes.

Each team went 0-for-4 on the power play.

How It Happened
After both teams failed to convert on a pair of power-play opportunities, the Buckeyes struck first on a goal by Tanner Laczynski with just 27 seconds remaining in the opening period as he deflected a shot from Grant Gabriele.

Notre Dame then killed off a five-minute major to open the second period, including five saves by Morris. 

Solag Bakich tied things up at 8:12 of the middle frame when he flipped a backhand shot past Nappier from down low for his first collegiate goal. Matt Steeves and Tory Dello earned the assists on the play.

The Irish held an 18-9 advantage in shots on goal in the second period, but were unable to net the go-ahead goal as the score remained 1-1 after 40 minutes.

Carson Meyer gave Ohio State a 2-1 lead with 3:17 left in regulation before Janicke answered 1:20 later to even the contest. Janicke one-timed a centering pass from Cam Morrison above the glove of Nappier for his fourth goal in as many games.

In overtime, Crawford corralled a stretch pass from Nate Clurman at the Buckeye blue line and buried the game winner with a defender draped over him in the slot.

Up Next

  • Notre Dame and Ohio State close out their weekend series at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Compton Family Ice Arena.
  • The game will be televised on SNY and streamed via NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports App.


  • Notre Dame has opened the season unbeaten through seven games for the first time in program history while competing at the NCAA Division I level. 
  • The Irish have now won nine consecutive games at Compton Family Ice Arena dating back to the start of the 2018 Big Ten Tournament (March 9, 2018).
  • With the game-tying goal late in the third period, Trevor Janicke scored for the fourth consecutive game (4-2-6).
  • Freshman forward Solag Bakich scored his first career goal and became Notre Dame’s 13th goal scorer this season.
  • With an assist on Bakich’s goal, junior forward Matt Steeves notched his first point of the season.
  • With an assist, Cam Morrison extended his point streak to three games (0-5-5).
  • Senior goaltender Cale Morris is now 49-21-5 in his Irish career and he moved into a tie for the fifth-most wins by an Irish goaltender with Dick Tomasoni (1968-72).
  • Only four Notre Dame goaltenders have eclipsed the 50-win plateau including: Jordan Pearce (2005-09; 59 wins), Steven Summerhays (2010-14; 57 wins), David Brown (2003-07; 55 wins) and Cal Petersen (2014-17; 55 wins).