Badgers 4, Wolverines 3, OT: Quick wrapup and three stars from the Wisconsin men’s hockey victory over Michigan
Linus Weissbach scored 2:05 into overtime, less than a minute after Jack Gorniak had a goal waved off because the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team made an illegal substitution, and the Badgers finished the regular season with a 4-3 victory over Michigan and a series sweep. Ty Emberson tied the game with 1:07 remaining, and the result prevented the Wolverines from hosting a Big Ten Conference quarterfinal series next weekend.
No. 3: Jack Gorniak had a pair of assists, including on Ty Emberson’s tying goal, and had an OT winner waved off.
No. 2: Ty Emberson tied the game with 1:07 remaining.
No. 1: Linus Weissbach recorded his second collegiate game-winning goal and first in overtime.
UW, the fifth seed in the playoffs, plays at fourth seed Penn State in a best-of-three Big Ten quarterfinal series at Pegula Ice Arena starting Friday. Friday’s game starts at 7 p.m., with Saturday and Sunday (if necessary) starts at 5 p.m.
The University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team probably will know sometime in the first period of its game against Michigan at the Kohl Center on Saturday (8 p.m., BTN, 1310 AM) whether it got the help it needed to stay in the race for home ice in the Big Ten Conference quarterfinals.
The Badgers need Notre Dame to take at least two points from its 6 p.m. game against Penn State to keep the Badgers in the hunt. If that happens, UW would have to win to tie Michigan for fourth place; the Badgers would own the tiebreaker and take the last home-ice spot.
But that’s easier said than done. Michigan hasn’t been swept this season and is 9-0-3 after a loss. UW won Friday night’s game 5-4 in overtime on Sean Dhooghe’s second goal of the contest.
All six seniors are in the UW lineup, with Jarod Zirbel and Jake Bunz replacing Dominick Mersch and Jesper Peltonen from Friday’s group.
Badgers (12-16-5, 8-10-5-2 Big Ten)
Roman Ahcan - Seamus Malone - Sean Dhooghe
Linus Weissbach - Tarek Baker - Jack Gorniak
Max Zimmer - Mick Messner - Matthew Freytag
Jason Dhooghe - Brock Caufield - Will Johnson
Wyatt Kalynuk - Ty Emberson
Josh Ess - Peter Tischke
Tyler Inamoto - Jake Bunz
Wolverines (13-13-7, 9-9-5-2)
Will Lockwood - Nick Pastujov - Jack Becker
Michael Pastujov - Jake Slaker - Jimmy Lambert
Brendan Warren - Adam Winborg - Luke Morgan
Dakota Raabe - Garrett Van Wyhe - Nolan Moyle
Quinn Hughes - Joseph Cecconi
Jack Summers - Nicholas Boka
Griffin Luce - Nick Blankenburg