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Badgers 3, Buckeyes 2: Quick wrapup and three stars from the Wisconsin men's hockey victory at No. 10 Ohio State

Badgers 3, Buckeyes 2: Quick wrapup and three stars from the Wisconsin men's hockey victory at No. 10 Ohio State


COLUMBUS, Ohio — Max Zimmer's power-play goal with 5:09 remaining lifted the University of Wisconsin men's hockey team to a 3-2 victory against No. 10 Ohio State on Friday at Value City Arena. The Badgers improved to 4-1 in their last five games and eliminated the Buckeyes from Big Ten championship contention.

Three stars

No. 3: Alex Turcotte had a goal and an assist for the Badgers.

No. 2: Daniel Lebedeff stopped 35 shots for UW.

No. 1: Zimmer scored his third goal in the last two games and his sixth in his last seven.

Up next

The Badgers and the Buckeyes close the regular season at 7 p.m. Saturday.


The University of Wisconsin men's hockey team doesn't have anything to play for in the Big Ten Conference standings, but it can do damage to No. 10 Ohio State's title hopes when the teams play Friday at Value City Arena (5 p.m., BTN,, 1310 AM).

A Badgers victory would knock the Buckeyes out of contention for first place and the first-round playoff bye that comes with the No. 1 seed. Ohio State is tied with Minnesota for second place, four points behind idle Penn State.

UW, however, has lost its last four games at Value City Arena by a combined score of 17-3. Two of the losses have been by shutout.

The Badgers are locked into the seventh and last spot in the Big Ten standings, but the three series around the league this weekend will determine where they play a best-of-three playoff series next week.

Badgers (13-18-1, 6-15-1-1 Big Ten)


Dylan Holloway - Ty Pelton-Byce - Cole Caufield

Max Zimmer - Tarek Baker - Ryder Donovan

Roman Ahcan - Alex Turcotte - Linus Weissbach

Jack Gorniak - Owen Lindmark - Brock Caufield

Dominick Mersch


Wyatt Kalynuk - Ty Emberson

K'Andre Miller - Mike Vorlicky

Josh Ess - Tyler Inamoto


Daniel Lebedeff

Johan Blomquist

Jack Berry

Buckeyes (18-10-4, 11-8-3-1)


Tate Singleton - Tanner Laczynski - Carson Meyer

Gustaf Westlund - Ronnie Hein - Jaedon Leslie

Miguel Fidler - Eugene Fadyeyev - Quinn Preston

Austin Pooley - Matthew Jennings - Collin Peters

Sam McCormick


Gordi Myer - Grant Gabriele

Layton Ahac - Wyatt Ege

Ryan O'Connell - Matt Miller


Tommy Nappier

Ryan Snowden

Evan Moyse


Referees: Brian Aaron and Brett DesRosiers

Linesmen: Justin Cornell and Joseph Hutek

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