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Badgers 3, Spartans 0: Wrapup and three stars from Wisconsin’s men’s hockey victory | Wisconsin Badgers Hockey

Sean Dhooghe and K’Andre Miller each had a goal and an assist, and Daniel Lebedeff made 21 saves for his first collegiate shutout as the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team closed the 2018 portion of its schedule with a 3-0 victory over Michigan State on Saturday.

Three stars

No. 3: Sean Dhooghe capped off a solid weekend with his ninth goal of the season, six of which have been on the power play.

No. 2: Daniel Lebedeff made 13 saves in the third period, including a nice sliding stop on Cody Milan’s one-timer, after facing just eight shots through 40 minutes.

No. 1: K’Andre Miller’s play has jumped up a notch in the last few weeks, culminating with his two-point night and six shots on goal.

Up next

The Badgers have the next three weekends off before hosting Denver in a non-conference series on Jan. 4-5.

Pregame

The University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team has a chance to get to where it has been at the holiday break in the last two seasons and where it has never been before under coach Tony Granato when it hosts Michigan State on Saturday (7 p.m., Fox Sports Wisconsin, 1070 AM).

The Badgers have been one game over .500 at the break in 2016 and 2017. They can get there with a victory over the Spartans.

And a tie or victory would give UW its longest unbeaten streak in the last three seasons. The Badgers are 2-0-3 in their last five games entering the 2018 finale.

UW didn’t make any line changes from its 5-3 victory over the Spartans on Friday, meaning Daniel Lebedeff is getting his fifth straight start in goal. John Lethemon will be in the crease for Michigan State; he shut out the Badgers twice last season.

Badgers (7-7-3, 3-3-3-1 Big Ten)

Max Zimmer – Seamus Malone – Will Johnson

Jack Gorniak – Tarek Baker – Sean Dhooghe

Roman Ahcan – Dominick Mersch – Brock Caufield

Linus Weissbach – Jason Dhooghe – Matthew Freytag

K’Andre Miller – Ty Emberson

Wyatt Kalynuk – Tyler Inamoto

Spartans (6-8-1, 2-4-1-1)

Taro Hirose – Patrick Khodorenko – Mitchell Lewandowski

Mitchell Mattson – Sam Saliba – Austin Kamer

Brennan Sanford – Tommy Apap – Cody Milan

Logan Lambdin – Adam Goodsir – Jake Smith

Jerad Rosburg – Dennis Cesana

Damian Chrcek – Zach Osburn

Christian Krygier – Tommy Miller

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