I, like Pgb, am still processing this. I was at the Ice Rink, actually standing in St. John Arena waiting for the players to file out of the locker room to congratulate them, and I didn't want to leave. It all seems surreal ... sweeping the Gophers at home and taking 11 of the 12 points this season. I talked to Eeyore, CrazyDave, and others, and the Minnesota fans were very gracious today and complimentary of our team. Today's final score was 5-1. The shots on goal were close in this one ... 26 to 24 in favor of the Buckeyes. The Buckeyes scored two in the first period, two more in the second period, then each team got a goal in the third period. Each team had two power plays but neither team was able to find the back of the net. All six goals were scored in 5-on-5 play. The Gophers' third period goal was scored by Sydney Baldwin. The Ohio State goals were scored by Tatum Skaggs, Liz Schepers, Maddy Field (2), and Rebecca Freiburger. Face-offs were a dead heat at 28-all. Buckeye backstop Kassidy Sauve stopped 23 of the 24 shots she faced. For the Gophers, Alex Gulstene saved 13 of the 17 shots she faced. She was relieved in the second period by Sidney Peters, who stopped 8 of the 9 shots she faced. The Buckeyes will go on the road for the first time this year when they travel to Duluth to take on the UMD Bulldogs. Minnesota will return home to celebrate Senior Weekend with a series against Minnesota State.