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Spartans 4, Badgers 1: Wrapup and three stars from Wisconsin’s men’s hockey loss at Michigan State

February 2, 2019

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Patrick Khodorenko scored twice for Michigan State, which got all four goals from its top line in a 4-1 victory over the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team on Friday at Munn Ice Arena. Taro Hirose had a goal and two assists, and Mitchell Lewandowski had a goal and an assist for the Spartans.

Three stars

No. 3: Drew DeRidder made 27 saves for Michigan State.

No. 2: Taro Hirose helped his nation-leading point total with a goal and two assists.

No. 1: Patrick Khodorenko scored his 15th and 16th goals of the season.

Up next

The Badgers and the Spartans finish the series at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Pregame

It has been a rough road for the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team since the last time it played Michigan State.

Entering Friday’s game at Munn Ice Arena (6 p.m., no TV, BTN Plus pay stream, 1070 AM), the Badgers are 1-4-1 since closing the first half of their season with a sweep of the Spartans.

If UW wants to make a run at a high finish in the Big Ten Conference standings, it has to stock up on points in each of the last five weekends of the regular season.

After a strong finish against Minnesota last Saturday, Daniel Lebedeff gets the call in goal for the Badgers.

Badgers (9-11-4, 5-5-4-1 Big Ten)

Forwards

Jack Gorniak - Seamus Malone - Will Johnson

Roman Ahcan - Tarek Baker - Sean Dhooghe

Linus Weissbach - Dominick Mersch - Brock Caufield

Max Zimmer - Mick Messner - Matthew Freytag

Jarod Zirbel

Defensemen

Tyler Inamoto - Wyatt Kalynuk

K’Andre Miller - Ty Emberson

Josh Ess - Peter Tischke

Goaltenders

Daniel Lebedeff

Jack Berry

Spartans (9-13-4, 5-8-3-2)

Forwards

Taro Hirose - Patrick Khodorenko - Mitchell Lewandowski

Wojciech Stachowiak - Sam Saliba - Austin Kamer

Brennan Sanford - Tommy Apap - Brody Stevens

Logan Lambdin - Adam Goodsir - Cody Milan

Defensemen

Jerad Rosburg - Dennis Cesana

Cole Krygier - Zach Osburn

Christian Krygier - Tommy Miller

Butrus Ghafari

Goaltenders

Drew DeRidder

John Lethemon

Spencer Wright

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