The Wisconsin Badgers hockey team ran its unbeaten streak to 9-straight games, knocking off 11th-ranked Minnesota State 4-3 in overtime in
Mankato on Friday night. It marks the first time Wisconsin (7-7-5, 5-5-5 WCHA) has won a WCHA game that has went into overtime since the 2006-2007 season.
The Badgers have now won 5-straight and puts them in a tie for seventh place in the Western Collegiate Hockey Associate (WCHA) with Minnesota Duluth at 15 points. Both Wisconsin and UMD are just 1-point behind the Mavericks.
The game was scoreless until Wisconsin’s Joe Faust lit the lamp at the 18:02 mark of the 1st period. Minnesota State evened the score at the 19:16 mark with a Matt Leitner goal, and the first period ended at 1-1.
Wisconsin’s Ryan Little scored the only goal of the second period, at the 19:02 mark, giving the Badgers a 2-1 lead. [Read more…]