Two late goals spark comeback tie for Badgers with St. Cloud




Nov. 5, 2011

Wisconsin 3, St. Cloud State 3 (OT)
National Hockey Center • St. Cloud, Minn.
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1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
 Wisconsin 1 0 2 0 3
 St. Cloud State 1 1 1 0 3
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 Scoring Summary
1st 13:49 WIS Schultz (Paape, Mersch)
1st 14:54 STC Prochno (Novak, Thorson)
2nd 13:45 STC Festler (Reid)
3rd 00:31 STC Hanowski (Eddy, Jensen)
3rd 15:41 WIS Paape (Woods, LaBate)
3rd 19:20 WIS Schultz (Zengerle, Barnes)
 Goaltender Summary
Min GA Sv
WIS Rumpel (T, 3-1-1) 64:49 3 24
STC Faragher (T, 2-2-1) 65:00 3 33
 Statistical Comparison
WIS STC
 Shots on Goal 36 27
 Power Plays 2-6 0-2
 Penalties-Minutes 3-6 7-25
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ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- Down 3-1 with less than five minutes to play, the Wisconsin men's hockey team scored two goals, propelling the Badgers to a 3-3 tie Saturday night against St. Cloud State.

The tie gave the Badgers (4-5-1, 2-3-1 WCHA) their first road point of the season and redeemed a 7-2 defeat the evening before against the Huskies (4-4-2, 2-1-1 WCHA).

In a game that had been dominated by back-and-forth play for much of the first 30 minutes, and St. Cloud State for the next 20, momentum suddenly shifted to the Badgers with 6:50 left in the game. Huskie freshman Brooks Bertsch was called for checking from behind, resulting in an ejection and five minute man advantage for Wisconsin.

Down 3-1, the Badgers capitalized 2:31 into the power play when freshman Matt Paape (Appleton, Wis.) scored to put Wisconsin within one goal.

Freshman Brendan Woods (Fairfax, Va.) tapped the puck around the goal, sending it bouncing around the crease. Paape took the puck and pushed it past goaltender Ryan Faragher to make it a 3-2 game.

 Fast Facts
• With two goals tonight, Justin Schultz now leads the Badgers with 14 points this season
• The game was the fourth overtime contest for UW this season and the third on the road
• Freshman Matt Paape finished the weekend with two goals and an assist against St. Cloud

With 1:42 left in the game, St. Cloud State committed its seventh penalty of the game. With just 40 seconds left and goalie Joel Rumpel (Swift Current, Saskatchewan) out for the sixth attacker, junior Justin Schultz (West Kelowna, B.C.) netted his second goal of the night with a sniper shot from the right circle to tie the game at 3-3.

Sophomores Mark Zengerle (Rochester, N.Y.) and Tyler Barnes (Eagan, Minn.) assisted on the shot.

Both teams showed energy in the overtime period, but neither team saw an opportunity on net and the evening closed as a 3-3 tie.

Wisconsin's first goal was courtesy of Schultz's second goal of the weekend 13:49 into the first period. Paape and sophomore Michael Mersch (Park Ridge, Ill.) tallied the assists. Schultz received the puck ten feet in front of the goal before putting it top shelf to put Wisconsin up 1-0.

The lead didn't last long for the Badgers however, as the Huskies evened the score just over one minute later on a goal from St. Cloud freshman Andrew Prochno.

Both teams began the second period on an offensive draught almost identical to the first period, but at the 13:45 mark, St. Cloud State broke that drought and took a 2-1 lead.

The Huskies would take a 2-1 lead into an odd second intermission. St. Cloud State's Drew LeBlanc slid hard into the board behind the Wisconsin net with 29 seconds remaining in the second period. LeBlanc severely injured his lower leg and was unable to get up.

As the stretcher was brought onto the ice the referees determined the final 29 seconds would be played after intermission and before the start of the third period. After intermission both teams returned to the ice and played 29 seconds before switching sides and beginning the final period.

The Huskies wasted no time getting their offense going at the start of the third period, scoring 31 seconds into the period to go up 3-1.

Over the next ten minutes, Wisconsin and St. Cloud State both went on the power play twice. Neither team capitalized with the man advantage however until the Huskies committed their third penalty of the period with 6:50 left in the game, setting up Wisconsin's second goal.

The Badgers outshot the Huskies 36-27. Rumpel collected 24 saves Saturday, while St. Cloud's Ryan Faragher saved 33.

Wisconsin went 2-6 on the power play, while the Badgers were a perfect 2-for-2 on the penalty kill.

Wisconsin heads back home next weekend as they take on border-rival Minnesota at the Kohl Center. Game time Friday evening is 7 p.m.

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