Over the weekend, the No. 1 rated Wisconsin Badgers (28-4-2, 18-4-2 WCHA) took on the No. 10 Ohio Point out Buckeyes (18-12-2, 12-10-2) at house, in two evenly-matched and intensive video games.
Both video games ended in a tie and resorted to a shootout to cap off the teams’ standard seasons as they enter the WCHA playoffs.
The Badgers came off a strong weekend where they defeated Minnesota Duluth in the two video games, on the lookout to build on 7 straight wins.
They performed Ohio Point out earlier in the year where they break up the two video games in Columbus, Ohio. Their matchup last time proved to be an exciting sequence to watch and this past weekend did not disappoint.
In their initial sport Friday, the Badgers jumped out to an early guide with a goal from Abby Roque who took edge of a electrical power engage in prospect.
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Penalties appeared to be the tale of the sport, with the Badgers finding up 3 penalties and the Buckeyes accruing 4.
With a scoreless second period of time, the Buckeyes tied it up in the 3rd period of time, sending the game into time beyond regulation.
With yet another scoreless period of time in time beyond regulation, the sport ended in a tie but continue to went into a shootout to see who would gain an additional place in the WCHA standings.
Ohio Point out was equipped to get the shootout, which confirmed the power and dominance of the two teams’ goalies.
The matchup Saturday proved to be just as exciting, as after yet again the sport was despatched into time beyond regulation.
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This time, it was Ohio Point out who took an early edge, scoring two plans on the Badgers to go up 2–0 immediately after two intervals of engage in.
Even with staying down, the Badgers performed an unbelievable 3rd period of time, scoring two unanswered plans in the closing five minutes of standard engage in. The plans by Sophie Shirley and Emily Clark respectively despatched the sport into time beyond regulation, where it after yet again went scoreless ensuing in a tie.
Ohio Point out yet again gained the shootout, gaining yet another additional place in the WCHA standings.
The sequence against Ohio Point out marked the end of the standard year as the Badgers head into the WCHA playoffs. The ties against Ohio Point out knocked the Badgers out of initial place in the standings, making the Minnesota Gophers the No. 1 seed.
With the Badgers staying the No. 2 seed, they will engage in the No. 7 St. Cloud Point out in a finest of 3-sport sequence at house to see who advancements to the subsequent round.
The initial sport will be performed on Friday with the puck dropping at 4 p.m. Tune into 100.9 FM to hear the sport are living or follow it on Twitter @BadgerWHockey.