Alex Steeves scored 1:58 into overtime to give No. 4 Notre Dame a 5-4 victory over the 15th-ranked University of Wisconsin men's hockey team on Saturday at the Kohl Center. UW's Cole Caufield had a breakaway try saved in overtime, with the puck stopping on the goal line before being cleared away.
The 15th-ranked Badgers took the lead on K'Andre Miller's power-play goal with 9:03 remaining but couldn't hold on and fell back to an even record overall (6-6) and to 1-3 in the Big Ten.
No. 3: Dylan Holloway had a goal and an assist for the Badgers.
No. 2: Colin Theisen evened the game with 6:24 remaining.
No. 1: Steeves waved bye-bye to the Badgers fans after scoring to end a crazy overtime session.
The Badgers play at Minnesota on Friday and Saturday.
The University of Wisconsin men's hockey team has racked up a Big Ten Conference home winning streak of longer than three games just twice since the league formed in 2013. The 15th-ranked Badgers can make it three times with a victory Saturday against No. 4 Notre Dame at the Kohl Center (7 p.m., no TV, BTN Plus, 1310 AM).
Friday's 3-0 victory over the Fighting Irish gave the Badgers a three-game home league winning streak dating to last season. Their only longer runs came in the Big Ten inaugural 2013-14 season — four games in February and five games to open the campaign.
UW has no changes to its lineup, meaning forward Ty Pelton-Byce will miss a second straight game because of an illness. Notre Dame has flipped its first- and third-line left wings but is using the same personnel.
Badgers (6-5, 1-2 Big Ten)
Linus Weissbach - Dylan Holloway - Owen Lindmark
Roman Ahcan - Alex Turcotte - Cole Caufield
Jack Gorniak - Tarek Baker - Sean Dhooghe
Dominick Mersch - Mick Messner - Ryder Donovan
Wyatt Kalynuk - Tyler Inamoto
K'Andre Miller - Ty Emberson
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Josh Ess - Mike Vorlicky
Fighting Irish (7-1-1, 3-1-1)
Cam Morrison - Mike O'Leary - Cal Burke
Jesse Lansdell - Jake Pivonka - Trevor Janicke
Colin Theisen - Graham Slaggert - Alex Steeves
Pierce Crawford - Cam Burke - Matt Steeves
Matt Hellickson - Tory Dello
Spencer Stastney - Nate Clurman
Nick Leivermann - Charlie Raith
Referees: Stephen McInchak, Joseph Carusone
Linesmen: Chad Roethlisberger, Matt Gerlach