Lake Superior State University's weekend series against Ohio State can best be described as a tale of two teams.
Friday night, Ohio State's Joe Palmer recorded his first shutout for the Buckeyes making 22 saves, while LSSU senior goaltender Jeff Jakaitis totaled 43 saves in the game.
Ohio State's Tommy Goebel, a transfer from Michigan State, scored an unassisted shorthanded goal to give OSU the 1-0 win.
Saturday's game saw two different teams show up and a total of 13 goals scored in the game in which LSSU never trailed.
LSSU took a 3-2 lead to the dressing room after the first period which saw Laker freshman Nik Sellers and Matt Martello score their first goals as Lakers. Josh Sim also added his first goal of the year on the power play.
Andrew Schembri and Goebel had goals for the Buckeyes.
The game was tied at 4-4 after the second period in which Domenic Maiani tied the game for Ohio State at 3-3 only to see John Scrymgeour come back to regain the lead for the Lakers midway through the period. Mathieu Beaudoin was able to beat LSSU freshman goaltender Pat Inglis late in the period to tie the game again.
LSSU's Dan Eves scored his first of the season just two minutes into the third period to give the Lakers their fourth lead of the game, but Beaudoin tied the game again for the Buckeyes with a power-play goal with just under 10 minutes remaining in the game. LSSU freshman Nathan Perkovich scored a power play goal of his own, his first as a Laker, just over three minutes later to regain the lead for the Lakers. Beaudoin notched the hat trick with less than one second left in the game and Palmer sitting on the bench for the Buckeyes.
Dominic Osman (pictured) scored the winning goal, his first on the season, for the Lakers just over halfway into the extra stanza to give Inglis his first career win.
The Lakers went 2-for-14 for the weekend on the power play, but surrendered two shorthanded goals.
LSSU travels to Potsdam, N.Y., next weekend to take on Clarkston University, before returning home to take on American International the following weekend.