The Wisconsin Badgers scored a goal nine seconds into the game, but allowed a goal with two seconds left in regulation and settled for a 4-4 tie against the rival Minnesota Gophers at the Kohl Center on Saturday night.
The Badgers (2-16-4, 0-6-2-2 Big Ten) grabbed an extra point in the Big Ten standings with the shootout victory, outscoring Minnesota 3-2 in seven rounds. But they remain without a victory in Big Ten play.
Freshman Ryan Wagner scored the first goal of the game, nine seconds in. It was his first career goal and it tied Gary Winchester (1973) and Steve Reinprecht (1999) for the fastest goal to start a game for UW.
Freshman Cameron Hughes also scored his first career goal, giving the Badgers a 4-3 lead with a power-play goal at 18:47 of the third period.
Sophomore Grant Besse scored his fifth goal in four games against Minnesota this season.
Badger goaltender Joel Rumpel made 42 saves, while succeeding on five of seven shots in the shootout.
The Badgers will play four of their next five games on the road, beginning with a 2-game series next weekend at Penn State.