Badgers defeat SiouxJustin Schultz and Mark Zengerle had a goal and an assist each to help Wisconsin beat North Dakota 5-3 on Friday in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Justin Schultz and Mark Zengerle had a goal and an assist each to help Wisconsin beat North Dakota 5-3 on Friday in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.
The Badgers scored three times in the second period to chase starting North Dakota goalie Brad Eidsness.
Tyler Barnes added two assists for the Badgers (2-3-0, 1-2-0), who came back strong after dropping two WCHA games to Michigan Tech last weekend.
North Dakota dropped to 4-1-1 in its last six WCHA road games. It needs a win on Saturday to avoid being swept in Madison for the first time since the 2004-05 season. The Fighting Sioux swept the Badgers in Madison last season.
Eidsness started in goal for North Dakota but was replaced in the second period by Aaron Dell after giving up the Badgers’ fourth goal early in the second period. Eidsness made 14 saves and Dell stopped seven.
“It comes back to fundamentals,” North Dakota coach Dave Hakstol said. “I’m looking at what we gave up. You’re not going to win games giving up goals the way we gave them up.”
The Badgers took their biggest lead at 4-1 on Derek Lee’s goal at 6:06 of the second period.
But the Fighting Sioux (2-2-1, 0-1-0) came right back, getting a goal from Nick Mattson 23 seconds later and from Carter Rowney at 9:33 to make it a one-goal game.
Brendan Woods provided an insurance goal at 12:52 of the third period.
Mark MacMillan scored North Dakota’s first goal less than 30 seconds after Zengerle opened the scoring. The Badgers tallied the next three goals.
Landon Peterson had 24 saves for the Badgers.