Buckeyes 2, Badgers 1, OT: Wrapup and three stars from Wisconsin’s loss to No. 3 Ohio State
Matt Miller’s goal with 9.5 seconds left in overtime gave No. 3 Ohio State a 2-1 victory over the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team on Friday at the Kohl Center. The Badgers couldn’t hold onto a 1-0 lead in the third period and fell to 2-10-2 on Fridays this season. UW generated just one shot on goal in going 0-for-3 on the power play and allowed a power-play goal for the seventh straight game.
No. 3: K’Andre Miller blocked a game-high six shots for the Badgers.
No. 2: Quinn Preston had a number of chances to score for Ohio State and posted assists on both goals.
No. 1: Matt Miller made a heads-up play to get open on the Buckeyes’ winning goal, recognizing the time left and sneaking into the slot from the point.
The Badgers and Buckeyes close the series at 7 p.m. Saturday. UW will retire Mark Johnson’s jersey in a pregame ceremony.
The University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team is looking for its first Friday night victory of 2019 when it plays No. 3 Ohio State on Friday (7 p.m., FSW+, 1310 AM).
The Badgers are 0-4 in series openers since the break and 2-9-2 overall, a stumbling block that has hampered their season.
Ohio State is without three key players: forwards Tanner Laczynski and Gustaf Westlund and defenseman Sasha Larocque are out injured. Laczynski and Westlund are second and fourth, respectively, in scoring for the Buckeyes.
See the full lineups below the live blog.
Badgers (9-12-5, 5-6-5-2 Big Ten)
Jack Gorniak - Seamus Malone - Will Johnson
Roman Ahcan - Tarek Baker - Sean Dhooghe
Linus Weissbach - Dominick Mersch - Brock Caufield
Max Zimmer - Mick Messner - Matthew Freytag
Tyler Inamoto - Wyatt Kalynuk
K’Andre Miller - Ty Emberson
Josh Ess - Peter Tischke
Buckeyes (17-5-4, 10-3-3-2)
Austin Pooley - Mason Jobst - Quinn Preston
John Wiitala - Dakota Joshua - Carson Meyer
Freddy Gerard - Ronnie Hein - Collin Peters
Miguel Fidler - Brendon Kearney - Sam McCormick
Gordi Myer - Grant Gabriele
Ryan O’Connell - Wyatt Ege
Matt Miller - Tommy Parran