Once again the Buckeyes played a good weekend of hockey and once again one of the biggest stories of the weekend is the loss of a goaltender. They should've bubble wrapped Tomkins during the game too.
What Went Wrong
No Friday Style Points: Friday’s win wasn’t as clean as the score might’ve suggested. Niagara created quite a few turnovers. The Buckeyes did their fair share of coughing the puck up too between the loose passes that got away from them and the ones they tried to force through traffic. Matt Tomkins’ excellent play in net kept the Purple Eagles off the board. Speaking of him…
No Depth Chart Now: Well we all saw that coming, didn’t we? Tomkins left Saturday’s game with an apparent leg injury. Jeff Svoboda tweeted yesterday that Tomkins is day-to-day and his injury isn't season ending. So that’s good news. Until I see him back on the ice, though, I’m maintaining a low level of panic on account of Ohio State has exactly one goalie who is a big unknown. Per J. Justin Boggs and USCHO the team can add any goalie that’s currently enrolled in the school, which they may do so that there’s someone to throw in net when something terrible happens to Logan Davis because OSU’s stupid crease is cursed.