Tommy Nappier made 29 saves, and No. 3 Ohio State completed a season sweep of the University of Wisconsin men's hockey team with a 4-1 victory on Saturday at the Kohl Center. Dakota Joshua, Tommy Parran and Miguel Fidler put the Buckeyes ahead 3-0, and Mason Jobst scored into an empty net on Ohio State's only shot on goal of the third period after Seamus Malone scored for the Badgers.
No. 3: Dakota Joshua gave the Buckeyes an important opening goal.
No. 2: Miguel Fidler had a goal and an assist for Ohio State.
No. 1: Tommy Nappier came 1:40 shy of a shutout.
The Badgers play at Notre Dame at 6 p.m. Friday and 5 p.m. Saturday
The University of Wisconsin men's hockey team has shuffled the left wings on its top three lines for Saturday's game against No. 3 Ohio State at the Kohl Center (7 p.m., FSW+, 1310 AM).
That puts the third line of Roman Ahcan, Dominick Mersch and Brock Caufield back together; it had been successful before Ahcan got moved up to play with Tarek Baker and Sean Dhooghe.
Ohio State won the series opener 2-1 in overtime on Friday.
The Badgers are retiring the No. 10 jersey of all-time leading scorer Mark Johnson in a pregame ceremony.
Badgers (9-13-5, 5-7-5-2 Big Ten)
Linus Weissbach - Seamus Malone - Will Johnson
Jack Gorniak - Tarek Baker - Sean Dhooghe
Roman Ahcan - Dominick Mersch - Brock Caufield
Max Zimmer - Mick Messner - Matthew Freytag
Tyler Inamoto - Wyatt Kalynuk
K'Andre Miller - Ty Emberson
Josh Ess - Peter Tischke
Buckeyes (18-5-4, 11-3-3-2)
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