Badgers keep rolling, skate past Ohio State, 5-3


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Ohio State 9 Wisconsin 5, Ohio State 3
Kohl Center • Madison, Wis. • Attendance: 11,328

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1st 2:20 WIS McCabe (Paape, Meuer)
1st 14:42 OSU Dzingel (Brevig, McCormick)
2nd 10:55 OSU Schilkey (Jardine, Dzingel)
2nd 14:30 WIS Zulinick (Zengerle, Barnes)
2nd 17:17 WIS Barnes (Zengerle)
3rd 00:42 WIS Faust (McCabe, Barnes)
3rd 17:33 OSU Gust
3rd 18:29 WIS LaBate (Simonelli, Zulinick)
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OSU Tomkins (6-5-1) 59:11 5 24
WIS Rumpel (11-1-0) 60:00 3 23
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Shots on Goal 26 29
Power Plays 2-6 1-3
Penalties-Minutes 5-21 7-14
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Jan. 24, 2014

MADISON, Wis. – Even as temperatures outdoors continued to plummet, the Wisconsin men’s hockey team stayed hot inside the Kohl Center, scoring four of the game’s final five goals to down Ohio State, 5-3, on Friday night.

The win was the 10th in 11 games for Wisconsin (14-6-1, 5-2-0 B1G) and pushed UW’s home record to 13-1-1 for the year.

Ohio State (11-9-1, 1-5-1 B1G) didn’t make it easy for the Badgers, staying close through the first two periods, mostly due to a strong performance on the power play. The Buckeyes netted all three of their goals on special teams, but in the end it just wasn’t enough to get past a streaking Wisconsin squad playing in front of a raucous home crowd.

Fast Facts
Tyler Barnes led the Badger charge, tallying a goal and two assists, marking his seventh multi-point game of the season.
Joel Rumpel made 23 saves to improve to a national-best 11-1-0.
• The largest Friday night crowd of the season (11,328) watched the game at the Kohl Center.

After Nick Schilkey’s power-play goal put the Badgers in a 2-1 deficit with 9:05 left in the second stanza, UW responded by rattling off three-straight scores to take a commanding 4-2 lead early in the final frame.

That lead held for nearly the entire period before David Gust trimmed the Wisconsin lead to 4-3 on a short-handed goal with 2:27 to play. But nothing would stand in the way of a determined Wisconsin team, and Joseph LaBate (Eagan, Minn.) provided the dagger on the power play just 56 seconds later when his wrister beat screened OSU goalie Matt Tomkins to restore UW’s two-goal lead.

While it’s usually basketball that’s known as a game of runs, there were plenty of runs on the ice on Friday. It was Wisconsin that started strong, finding the net just 2:20 into the game, courtesy of Jake McCabe (Eau Claire, Wis.). The junior gained the puck off an offensive-zone faceoff, sliced down the right side of the ice and slung a shot through traffic for his sixth of the season.

The Badgers seemed to be riding high when a five-minute major was assessed to OSU’s Nick Oddo at the 7:49 mark, giving UW a golden opportunity to add to its 1-0 advantage. Instead it was the Buckeyes who wrested momentum away from Wisconsin, killing the penalty before evening the score on a Ryan Dzingel goal with 5:18 left in the period.

Schilkey’s goal continued the Buckeyes’ momentum before rapid-fire goals by Morgan Zulinick (Kamloops, British Columbia), Tyler Barnes (Eagan, Minn.) and Joe Faust (Bloomington, Minn.) put the Badgers ahead to stay.

The scores came in a 6:12 stretch that spanned the second and third periods. Zulinick netted the game-tying goal with 5:30 left in the second period when his shot from the left circle deflected off Tomkins, into a Buckeye defender and back into the net.

Barnes followed suit with the go-ahead with 2:43 left in the frame. The senior took a feed from Mark Zengerle (Rochester, N.Y.) and ripped a shot from the slot. Tomkins was equal to the challenge, but the rebound found its way right back to Barnes, who finished on the second effort.

Faust put the finishing touches on the scoring barrage 42 seconds into the third, earning the game-winner on a shot from the high slot.

Joel Rumpel (Swift Current, Saskatchewan) earned his 11th win of the season by stopping 23 of 26 Buckeye shots, while Tomkins managed 24 saves on 29 offerings in the loss.

The Badgers finished the night 1-for-3 on the power play, while Ohio State went 2-for-6 with the man advantage.

Wisconsin returns to the ice at 7 p.m. on Saturday looking for its third-consecutive sweep of a conference opponent. The game will be televised live on Fox Sports Wisconsin alternate and will be shown on delay on the Wisconsin Channel at 10 p.m. Fans are encouraged to wear white to Wisconsin hockey’s first-ever “White Out”.

 

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