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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Sean Dhooghe finished off a hat trick with a tie-breaking goal with 1:50 remaining Friday, and the University of Wisconsin men's hockey team defeated No. 18 Penn State 4-3 at Pegula Ice Arena for its fourth straight victory. The Badgers took Game 1 of the best-of-three Big Ten Conference quarterfinal series despite losing a 3-1 lead in the third period.

Three stars

No. 3: Daniel Lebedeff made seven saves after Penn State tied the game in the third period before UW went back ahead.

No. 2: Alex Limoges scored twice for Penn State, including the tying goal with 12:12 remaining.

No. 1: Sean Dhooghe's first collegiate hat trick put the Badgers ahead in the series.

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The Badgers and Nittany Lions play Game 2 of the series at 5 p.m. Saturday.


The University of Wisconsin men's hockey team will try to extend one streak and end another when it plays No. 18 Penn State in Game 1 of a best-of-three Big Ten Conference quarterfinal series on Friday at Pegula Ice Arena (7 p.m., no TV, BTN Plus pay stream, 1310 AM).

The Badgers have won a season-high-tying three games in a row entering the playoffs. But they're 0-2 against the Nittany Lions in the postseason, with a single-game quarterfinal loss in 2016 and the title-game defeat in 2017.

UW will play without defenseman K'Andre Miller for a seventh straight game because of a left leg injury. Dominick Mersch is back in the lineup after missing two of the last three games.

Badgers (13-16-5)


Roman Ahcan - Seamus Malone - Sean Dhooghe

Linus Weissbach - Tarek Baker - Jack Gorniak

Max Zimmer - Mick Messner - Matthew Freytag

Dominick Mersch - Brock Caufield - Will Johnson

Jarod Zirbel


Wyatt Kalynuk - Ty Emberson

Josh Ess - Peter Tischke

Tyler Inamoto - Jesper Peltonen


Daniel Lebedeff

Jack Berry

Johan Blomquist

Nittany Lions (19-13-2)


Alec Marsh - Chase Berger - Brandon Biro

Alex Limoges - Evan Barratt - Liam Folkes

Denis Smirnov - Ludvig Larsson - Nate Sucese

Blake Gober - Nikita Pavlychev - Sam Sternschein


Cole Hults - Paul DeNaples

Kevin Kerr - Alex Stevens

Kris Myllari - Evan Bell

James Gobetz


Peyton Jones

Chris Funkey

Oskar Autio

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