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.
See the full lineups below the live blog.
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