ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team left Yost Ice Arena with a split after a second straight tie, with Max Zimmer scoring in a shootout to give the Badgers the extra Big Ten Conference standings point after a 2-2 draw on Saturday.
No. 3: Badgers defenseman Ty Emberson scored his first collegiate goal on a first-period power play.
No. 2: Michigan goalie Hayden Lavigne made 40 saves and three more in the 3-on-3 overtime.
No. 1: Daniel Lebedeff returned to the Badgers crease with a 35-save effort and stopped both shootout chances he faced.
The Badgers host No. 6 Penn State at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
The University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team can end a long streak without a road series victory when it wraps up a Big Ten Conference series at No. 14 Michigan on Saturday at Yost Ice Arena (6:30 p.m., no TV, BTN Plus pay stream, 1070 AM).
It has been more than 21 months since the Badgers won a series away from home with two games against the same opponent. That was Feb. 3-4, 2017, with a sweep at Michigan State. UW has played 12 series away from the Kohl Center since then.
After a 1-1 tie on Friday and Michigan 3-on-3 overtime victory, UW can win the series with a regulation or 5-on-5 overtime win on Saturday.
The Badgers have Daniel Lebedeff starting in goal for the first time since he suffered a head injury in last Friday’s game at Ohio State. Jason Dhooghe also is back in the lineup after leaving that same game injured.
Jake Slaker returns to Michigan’s top line after missing Friday’s game with an illness.
Badgers (5-7-1, 1-3-1-0 Big Ten)
Max Zimmer – Seamus Malone – Will Johnson
Jack Gorniak – Tarek Baker – Sean Dhooghe
Roman Ahcan – Dominick Mersch – Brock Caufield
Matthew Freytag – Mick Messner – Jarod Zirbel
K’Andre Miller – Ty Emberson
Wyatt Kalynuk – Tyler Inamoto
Wolverines (6-5-1, 2-2-1-1)
Jake Slaker – Josh Norris – Will Lockwood
Michael Pastujov – Nick Pastujov – Jack Becker
Brendan Warren – Adam Winborg – Luke Morgan
Dakota Raabe – Garrett Van Wyhe – Nolan Moyle
Quinn Hughes – Joseph Cecconi
Griffin Luce – Luke Martin
Nick Blankenburg – Nicholas Boka