Sunday, January 30, 2011

Better effort leads to win, sweep over Michigan Tech

In what seemingly was a no win whatever happens weekend for Wisconsin, there were plenty of positives to take note of. Patrick Johnson had a huge game on Saturday with a goal and two assists as well as playing hard nosed hockey the entire weekend.

Mark Zengerle (19 games), Tyler Barnes (15), and Sean Dolan (14) all busted out of lengthy scoring droughts. Zengerle ended up scoring on back to back nights, don't be surprised if that trend continues. Justin Schultz had another ho-hum 3 point weekend and is still tied for fourth in the country in scoring.

Brett Bennett played well in goal on Saturday night. He's taken some (in my opinion) unwarranted criticism from fans this season. You go a month between every start and tell me how sharp you're going to be. So it was nice to see him play a solid 60 minutes.

The Badgers will get a well deserved weekend off before traveling to Nebraska-Omaha for Wisconsin's first ever conference games against the Mavericks.

WSJ (Baggot): Johnson leads Badgers in sweep of Michigan Tech
Daily Cardinal (Evans): No. 8 UW sweeps lowly Tech in weekend set
UWBadgers.com: Badgers complete the sweep, defeat Michigan Tech, 4-1
UWBadgers.com: Final Statistics
UWBadgers.com: Game Day Blog
UWBadgers.com: Photos
MichiganTechHuskies.com: Furne scores eight goal in Tech hockey loss
UppperMichiganSource.com: Wisconsin completes sweep of Tech hockey
USCHO.com: Johnson notches three points as Wisconsin tops Michigan Tech
USCHO.ocom: Box Score

BOX SCORE

First Period
Wisconsin-1-13:49-Mark Zengerle (Craig Smith, Patrick Johnson)

Second Period
Wisconsin-2-7:46-P. Johnson (unassisted)
Michigan Tech-1-8:44-Ryan Furne (Steven Seigo, Deron Cousens)

Third Period
Wisconsin-3-7:46-Sean Dolan (P. Johnson, John Ramage)
Wisconsin-4-12:21-Justin Scuhltz (Zengerle)

Goalies
Wisconsin-Bennett-22 shots, 21 saves
Michigan Tech-Genoe-30 shots, 26 saves

Scores from around the WCHA Saturday
North Dakota 6, Colorado College 0
Alaska-Anchorage 1, Minnesota 0
Minnesota State 6, St. Cloud State 2
Alabama-Huntsville 2, Nebraska-Omaha 1

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