The 14th ranked Wisconsin Badgers return to Big Ten play tonight, playing host to
the Michigan Wolverines at the Kohl Center.
The Badgers are coming off a weekend split with Alaska Anchorage in non-conference play last weekend on home ice. Jake McCabe scored the game-winning goal on Saturday to salvage the series split.
The Badgers have put together a 10-1-1 record at the Kohl Center this season. Wisconsin is in the midst of a school record 12-game home stand and has outscored their opponents 34-15.
The series is the first multi-game series between the two teams in 33 years. The last time the two teams met, Wisconsin and Michigan played to a 4-4 tie on Nov. 26, 2010 at the Kohl Center.
Michigan is winless in its last four games, playing for the first time since losing twice in outdoor games, Dec. 27-28 to Western Michigan at Comerica Park in Detroit.
The Badgers will be without sophomore center Nic Kerdiles, who suffered a shoulder injury in Saturday’s win against Anchorage. Kerdiles is fourth in team scoring with 8 goals and 9 assists.