Streaks on the line this weekend

When No. 1 Wisconsin (23-2-1, 17-2-1-1 WCHA) hosts No. 4 Minnesota (18-6-1, 13-6-1-1 WCHA) in this weekend's women's hockey series at the Kohl Center, several streaks will be on the line.

The Badgers enter the game on a 12-game unbeaten streak, boasting an 11-0-1 record in their last 12 outings. Meanwhile, the Gophers also bring an unbeaten streak to the Kohl Center; Minnesota is 8-0-1 in its last nine games.

Another impressive streak on the line this weekend is Wisconsin's 23-game winning streak at the Kohl Center. The four UW teams that call the Kohl Center home have combined to win 23 straight games there since women's basketball suffered a loss to Duke on Dec. 2. Since then, men's basketball (8-0), women's basketball (5-0), men's hockey (8-0) and women's hockey (2-0) are all undefeated at home.

Individually, four Badgers bring double-digit point-streaks into this weekend's series. Most notably, senior Meghan Duggan is currently riding a 22-game point streak, the longest individual point streak in UW women's hockey history. Duggan's streak bested Meghan Hunter's 20-game scoring run from Oct. 14, 2000 to Jan. 12, 2001. In addition, sophomore Brianna Decker's current 17-game point streak ranks third all-time.

Along with Duggan and Decker, two other Badgers are currently riding lengthy point streaks. Junior Brooke Ammerman is riding an 11-game streak, and fellow junior Hilary Knight is on a 10-game point streak.

The Gophers bring four individual point streaks into this weekend's series, too. Sarah Erickson (nine games), Amanda Kessel (three games), Anne Schleper (three games) and Megan Bozek (two games) are riding scoring streaks for Minnesota.

Even though all streaks must come to an end, the Badgers are prepared to keep riding theirs - at least until the Gophers leave town.

ON WISCONSIN