The Wisconsin Badgers comeback fell short in the third period, falling to the second-ranked Denver Pioneers 6-5 on Saturday night.
Wisconsin (7-5) started the third period with a goal from Max Zimmer to cut the Pioneers’ lead to 5-3 with just under 16 and a half minutes to play.
Denver went back up by three goals when Troy Terry scored on a 5-on-3 power play.
But the Badgers got goals from Grant Besse (PP) and Seamus Malone on a major power play at 8:36 to close the gap to one.
The Badgers had allowed just 12 shots on goal in a 2-1 victory at Colorado College, but they surrendered 45 shots against Denver.
Wisconsin freshman goaltender Jack Berry made 39 saves in Wisconsin’s loss.
The Badgers return home to face Omaha this next weekend at the Kohl Center.