Bowling Green, Lake Superior State Skate to 2-2 Tie; Falcons Earn Extra Point
Senior Mitchell McLain scores in third round of shootout for Falcons

Senior Mitchell McLain scored in third round of the shootout for the Falcons
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 2:56  BGS1-0 EV Max Johnson (2)Connor McDonald/1
2nd 0:54  LSS1-1 PP J.T. Henke (3)Jake Hand/2, Hampus Erikkson/1
2nd 6:08  BGS2-1 EV Brandon Kruse (2)Max Johnson/6
3rd 8:57  LSS2-2 EV GT Anthony Nellis (5)Jake Hand/3, J.T. Henke/12
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
Lake Superior State  01102
Bowling Green  11002
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
Lake Superior State  4810022
Bowling Green  111013236
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Lake Superior State (2-6-3)  1/5 5/10 0
Bowling Green (4-3-3)  0/4 6/12 0
Lake Superior State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Nick Kossoff (T, 1-3-2)64:312 10913234
Empty Net0:290      
Bowling Green Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Eric Dop (T, 3-1-1)65:002 479020

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - Mitch McLain sent a shot past Nick Kossoff in the third round of the sudden-death shootout, as the Bowling Green State University hockey team earned an extra point after skating to a 2-2 tie against Lake Superior State. In the contest at the Slater Family Ice Arena on Friday evening (Nov. 11), Max Johnson and Brandon Kruse each scored to help the Falcons build a 2-1 lead through two periods. However, the Lakers posted an equalizer against BGSU goaltender Eric Dop with 11:03 left in regulation. Neither team could reach the net through the final 11 minutes or five minutes of overtime, and the game was officially ruled a draw.

BGSU improves to 4-3-3 overall and 3-1-3-2 in Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) games. With 14 points, the Falcons sit third in the WCHA standings behind Minnesota State and Michigan Tech. Each of those squads won on Friday night and now have 15 points to share the conference lead.

Scoring Plays

- Early in the first period, the Falcons attacked Lakers' netminder Nick Kossoff. Connor McDonald took a shot that Kossoff saved; however, the rebound went straight to Max Johnson, who fired it back and beat Kossoff low from the slot. The goal was Johnson's second of the season, while McDonald was credited with the assist. It is his first point of the 2017-18 season.

- After LSSU tied the game within the first minute of the second period, the Falcons quickly got the goal back. Cameron Wright dumped the puck behind the Laker net. Kossoff atttempted to play it, but Johnson tipped the puck to Brandon Kruse. Kruse shot from behind the net and banked it off Kossoff. The puck dropped behind the line, giving BGSU a 2-1 lead with 13:58 left in the period. Kruse gets his second goal of the season, while Johnson gets his second point of the night and sixth assist of the season. Wright's assist is also his sixth.

Statistical Standouts

- Four of the five individual Falcon points tonight were posted by freshmen.

- Max Johnson's goal was his second of the season, and he added his sixth assist.

- Brandon Kruse also scored his second goal of the 2017-18 campaign. He now has six points, including four assists.

- Cameron Wright earned his sixth assist of the season; he also has four goals for a team-best ten points.

- Wright, Johnson, and Alec Rauhauser are now tied for the team lead with six assists.

- Junior Connor McDonald added an assist on the opening goal; it was his first point of the season.

- BGSU won the shootout in the third round by a goal by senior captain Mitch McLain

- LSSU shootout lineup: Henke (missed), Gelsinger (missed), Humitz (missed)

- BGSU shootout lineup: Baylis (missed), Johnson (missed), McLain (made)

- Eric Dop saved 21 of 23 shots. In his debut season, he has saved 124 of 133 shots for a save percentage of .932. He has allowed nine goals in 304:54 for a goals allowed average of 1.77.

- Wright (7) and Lukas Craggs (5) led the team in shots. BGSU took a season-high 44 shots and allowed only 23.

- BGSU's special teams were 0-for-3 on the power play and 4-for-5 on the penalty kill. The Falcons are 46-for-55 (.836) on the penalty kill this season.

- The Falcons were 43-32 on faceoffs. Individually, McLain won 23 of those in 34 attempts.

Up Next

Bowling Green will complete their two-game series against Lake Superior State on Saturday night (Nov. 12). The puck drops at 7:07 p.m. at the Slater Family Ice Arena. BGSU will seek to extend their unbeaten streak to seven and to reclaim their position at the top of the WCHA standings. After Saturday's contest, the Falcons travel to Mankato, Minn. to skate against Minnesota State before returning home for seven straight games to close the calendar year. The first two of those are a pair of non-conference games against the Miami RedHawks on Nov. 24 and 25.