The Wisconsin Badger men’s hockey team dominated No. 19 Penn State from start-to-finish on Saturday night at Pegula Ice Arena, knocking off the Nittany Lions, 7-3, to earn a weekend split in its final road series of the regular season.
Looking to bounce back from Friday’s 8-2 loss, the Badgers got off to a quick start with first period goals from sophomore defenseman Josh Ess and freshman winger Jack Gorniak.
The Badgers added three more goals in the second period, including a short-handed tally from sophomore Tarek Baker and a second goal from Ess.
Penn State scored twice to make it a 5-2 game heading to the third period, but senior forwards Matthew Freytag and Seamus Malone notched the Badgers’ sixth and seventh goals of the night to seal a 7-3 victory over the Nittany Lions.
Freshman goaltender Daniel Lebedeff made 38 saves in the win.
Sophomores Josh Ess and Linus Weissbach each tallied three points in the win. Ess’ two goals marked the defenseman’s first multi-goal performance of his career. [Read more…]