Mike Eaves Wisconsin men’s hockey team (4-23-4, 2-13-2-2 Big Ten) was plagued by seven penalties on Friday night. Michigan State capitalized on two of their six power plays and went on to beat the Badgers 3-0 at Munn Ice Arena Friday night.
The shutout loss marked UW’s third in the past four games and second to MSU this season. It also sent the Badgers to their 23rd loss of the season, which is the most regular season losses in program history, dating back to 1921.
Michigan State (15-14-2, 9-6-2-2) got another solid effort in goal by Jake Hildebrand, who recorded his fifth shutout of the season. Joel Rumpel had 25 saves for the Badgers in defeat.
Wisconsin plays for the series split and the season series split tonight. The two teams faceoff at 6pm on BTN.