Men's hockey | Michigan State 3, Ohio State 2: Buckeyes fall in regular season finale

The Columbus Dispatch
Goaltender Sean Romeo made 22 saves on 25 shots in Ohio State's loss to Michigan State on Saturday. [Fred Squillante/File photo]

Michigan State’s Brody Stevens and Patrick Khodorenko scored consecutive goals early in the third period to help defeat No. 7 Ohio State 3-2 at Value City Arena in the regular-season finale.

Wyatt Ege found the net on the power play in the first period to tie it at 1 for the Buckeyes (20-9-5, 13-7-4-3). Tanner Laczynski made it a one-goal game with 2:47 to play, but OSU couldn’t beat the Spartans (12-17-5, 8-12-4-2) after that.

Buckeyes goaltender Sean Romeo made 22 saves on 25 shots.

Ohio State, the regular-season champion, will be the No. 1 seed in the Big Ten tournament and has a first-round bye. The Buckeyes will host a semifinal game on March 17.