Follow Game 3 of the Wisconsin Badgers men’s hockey team’s Big Ten quarterfinal series at Penn State
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — The season is on the line for both the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team and Penn State when they play Game 3 of a Big Ten Conference quarterfinal series Sunday at Pegula Ice Arena (5 p.m., no TV, BTN Plus pay stream, 1070 AM).
The Badgers will try to win a Game 3 on the road for the first time. They’re 0-2 in those situations, with a 2-1 loss to Colorado College in 2011 and a 3-2 overtime defeat to Denver in 2012. UW is 3-3 overall in Game 3s.
Sunday’s winner will play top seed Ohio State in the Big Ten semifinals at 2:30 p.m. next Sunday in Columbus, Ohio.
Badgers captain Peter Tischke is out of the lineup for the first time since March 4, 2017, also against Penn State. Tischke tried to play through an injury he suffered Friday in Saturday’s Game 2 loss but appeared to be limited. Jake Bunz replaces him in the defensive pairings.
See the full lineups below the live blog.
Roman Ahcan - Seamus Malone - Sean Dhooghe
Linus Weissbach - Tarek Baker - Jack Gorniak
Max Zimmer - Mick Messner - Matthew Freytag
Dominick Mersch - Brock Caufield - Will Johnson
Wyatt Kalynuk - Ty Emberson
Josh Ess - Jake Bunz
Tyler Inamoto - Jesper Peltonen
Nittany Lions (20-14-2)
Adam Pilewicz - Nikita Pavlychev - Sam Sternschein
Alex Limoges - Evan Barratt - Liam Folkes
Alec Marsh - Chase Berger - Brandon Biro
Denis Smirnov - Ludvig Larsson - Nate Sucese
Cole Hults - Paul DeNaples
Kevin Kerr - Alex Stevens
Kris Myllari - Evan Bell