The Wisconsin Badgers ice hockey team will get one more chance to defend home ice against the Michigan State Spartans. The two teams met in the Kohl Center last night, where Michigan State walked away with the 6-2 win. The Badgers travel to University Park to take on the Penn State Nittany Lions on February 24th and 25th.
Badgers Ice Hockey Meets Michigan State in Madison
The Wisconsin Badgers have had a tough season thus far, with a record of 11-20 and 4-17 in conference. Their most recent win came against the top ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers, 3-1 in regulation. Before that, the Badgers suffered a six game skid against Minnesota, Michigan, Notre Dame, and Ohio State.
Last night against the Spartans, Zach Urdahl and Tyson Jugnauth recorded goals. Liam Malmquist and Charlie Stramel assisted on Jugnauth’s goal. The Badgers gave up three goals in the first period and the momentum proved to be too much. Wisconsin battled back with a power play goal to start the second period before allowing another goal in. Zach Urdahl scored his unassisted goal to bring the Badgers back within two before the third period started.
The Michigan State Spartans responded with another goal to end the second period. The Badgers were down 5-2 to start the third period. Charlie Stramel was hit with a two minute minor for roughing and the Spartans subsequently scored on the power play to bring the score to 6-2, Spartans. The score was too much for the Badgers to come back from, and the attention is now turned to the next game against the same team.
The Badgers ice hockey team has one more chance to defend their home ice against the Spartans. Michigan State is a tough team to beat and it will certainly not be an easy task. Getting a home win to end the season would be a fantastic morale booster for the team after a difficult season.
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