The University of Wisconsin men’s hockey workforce (10-15-5, 6-9-5 Significant 10) will travel to University Park, Pennsylvania to consider on No. 19 Penn State (17-11-2, 9-10-1) this weekend in a pivotal late-time matchup as both teams search for a late increase in the meeting standings.
The Badgers are coming off a sequence break up against Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, past weekend. They at present sit in past area in the Significant 10, but are only two details driving Michigan State, 4 driving Penn State, 5 driving Michigan and 6 driving Notre Dame.
Penn State, on the other hand, is coming off a sequence break up against Michigan State in East Lansing, Michigan. The Nittany Lions sit only 4 details driving second area Minnesota with 4 games left in the time.
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Regardless of these teams’ closeness in the Significant 10 standings, their stats convey to a various story. Penn State potential customers the country in plans, even though Wisconsin ranks 28th.
Penn State’s intention-scoring prowess was on exhibit against Wisconsin when they scored 8 plans in two games for the duration of their late November trip to the Kohl Heart.
Just one excellent omen for the Badgers going into the weekend is that Penn State has allowed 110 plans — the seventh most in the country — even though Badgers have only allowed 99. Penn State’s defensive wrestle was on comprehensive exhibit when the Badgers scored 11 plans over their preceding two-recreation sequence.
Puck drop is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Saturday. Friday’s recreation will be televised on the Significant 10 Community and both games can be listened to on the Badger Sports activities Community and followed live on Twitter @BadgerMHockey or uwbadgers.com.