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No. 8 St. Cloud State with late rally in 4-2 win over No. 14 Wisconsin

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Veterans Memorial Coliseum • Madison, Wis. • Attendance: 3,863

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1st 14:34 UW LaBate (Ramage, Kerdiles)
2nd 10:40 SCSU Brodzinski (LeBlanc, Murray)
2nd 13:36 UW Barnes (Kerdiles, Ramage)
3rd 1:11 SCSU Brodzinski (Murray, Dowd)
3rd 16:25 SCSU Jensen (Prochno)
3rd 19:05 SCSU LeBlanc (Prochno)
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SCSU Faragher (20-11-1) 60:00 2 26
UW Rumpel (10-8-4) 58:43 3 21
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 Shots on Goal 25 28
 Power Plays 1-5 1-3
 Penalties-Minutes 3-6 6-23
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March 8, 2013

MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin brought a 2-1 lead into the third period, but eighth-ranked St. Cloud State (21-13-1, 18-8-1 WCHA) scored three times and came away with a 4-2 victory over 14th-ranked Wisconsin (16-12-7, 12-8-7 WCHA) at Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Friday night.

The victory by the Huskies secured at least a share of SCSU's first regular-season WCHA title and knocked the Badgers out of contention for the conference championship.

Wisconsin entered the game in a tie for fourth place in the WCHA standings and four points out of first place. Still tied for fourth place, the Badgers can earn home ice for the first round of the conference playoffs with a point in the series finale on Saturday.

 Fast Facts
• Wisconsin scores third power-play goal in last eight opportunities
• Barnes scores eighth point over the last five games in loss
• Rumpel records 21 saves, allows three goals in loss

Barnes and the Badgers ensured they're ready to refocus and set their eyes on that next goal. Resiliency and a short-term memory have become the team's mentality during its second-half surge.

"We've been do or die for two, three months," Barnes said. "We've had to have a late push this whole season. Nothing is lost at all. It was a tough one tonight. We've just got to come back tomorrow and refocus."

"This one game is not going to change anything," Nic Kerdiles (Irvine, Calif.), who tallied two points on the night, said. "Overall, we're real excited to go into the playoffs and tomorrow is a big game for us to get that home ice."

The first period saw four power plays between Wisconsin and St. Cloud State, including the Badgers killing off a five-minute major penalty. At the 14:34 mark of the period, Joseph LaBate (Eagan, Minn.) and the Badgers finally took advantage, scoring on the man advantage and striking first to gain a 1-0 lead.

LaBate's power-play goal marked the team's third over its last eight opportunities.

"It's always good to be rewarded for your hard work," Barnes said of the emerging Badger power play. "(We're) getting goals and both units are playing well."

The Huskies responded with a power-play goal of their own at the 10:40 mark of the second period, as Jonny Brodzinski scored the first of his two goals on the night, which tied the game at 1-1.

Kerdiles and Barnes teamed up to help the Badgers pull back in front. As Barnes came off the bench and onto the ice with no defense picking him up, Kerdiles used a cross-ice pass to feed Barnes backdoor for the tap-in score and a 2-1 Wisconsin lead.

Kerdiles and John Ramage (St. Louis) assisted on both of the first two scores for Wisconsin, and each went on to finish the night with a pair of points.

The first goal of a three-goal Huskies third period came quickly, as just over a minute into the period, Brodzinski scored for the second time on the night and tied the game, 2-2, at the 1:11 mark. The shot by Brodzinski hit a Badger and changed direction past UW goalie Joel Rumpel for the goal.

Andrew Prochno recorded a pair of assists over the final two scores of the game, first dishing to Nick Jensen for a goal at the 16:25 mark of the period and then setting up Drew LeBlanc for the empty-net score at 19:05, which sealed the 4-2 St. Cloud State win. The winner came from a sharp angle along the boards, finding a hole past Rumpel for the goal.

Wisconsin and St. Cloud State return to the Coliseum to face off again on Saturday night. The regular-season finale for both teams begins at 7 p.m. (CT).

With a tie or a win, the Badgers could still clinch home ice for the first round of the WCHA playoffs, while the Huskies could earn the WCHA conference title outright with at least one point.

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