Matt Miller's goal with 9.5 seconds left in overtime gave No. 3 Ohio State a 2-1 victory over the University of Wisconsin men's hockey team on Friday at the Kohl Center. The Badgers couldn't hold onto a 1-0 lead in the third period and fell to 2-10-2 on Fridays this season. UW generated just one shot on goal in going 0-for-3 on the power play and allowed a power-play goal for the seventh straight game.
No. 3: K'Andre Miller blocked a game-high six shots for the Badgers.
No. 2: Quinn Preston had a number of chances to score for Ohio State and posted assists on both goals.
No. 1: Matt Miller made a heads-up play to get open on the Buckeyes' winning goal, recognizing the time left and sneaking into the slot from the point.
The Badgers and Buckeyes close the series at 7 p.m. Saturday. UW will retire Mark Johnson's jersey in a pregame ceremony.
The University of Wisconsin men's hockey team is looking for its first Friday night victory of 2019 when it plays No. 3 Ohio State on Friday (7 p.m., FSW+, 1310 AM).
The Badgers are 0-4 in series openers since the break and 2-9-2 overall, a stumbling block that has hampered their season.
Ohio State is without three key players: forwards Tanner Laczynski and Gustaf Westlund and defenseman Sasha Larocque are out injured. Laczynski and Westlund are second and fourth, respectively, in scoring for the Buckeyes.
Badgers (9-12-5, 5-6-5-2 Big Ten)
Jack Gorniak - Seamus Malone - Will Johnson
Roman Ahcan - Tarek Baker - Sean Dhooghe
Linus Weissbach - Dominick Mersch - Brock Caufield
Max Zimmer - Mick Messner - Matthew Freytag
Tyler Inamoto - Wyatt Kalynuk
K'Andre Miller - Ty Emberson
Josh Ess - Peter Tischke
Buckeyes (17-5-4, 10-3-3-2)
Austin Pooley - Mason Jobst - Quinn Preston
John Wiitala - Dakota Joshua - Carson Meyer
Freddy Gerard - Ronnie Hein - Collin Peters
Miguel Fidler - Brendon Kearney - Sam McCormick
Gordi Myer - Grant Gabriele
Ryan O'Connell - Wyatt Ege
Matt Miller - Tommy Parran