Badgers storm past No. 7/8 Ohio State
LaMaster nets first career goal, Lucius extends point streak
MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin men’s hockey team shutout the No. 7/8 Ohio State Buckeyes at the Kohl Center on Friday.
The Badgers played an excellent first period, outshooting OSU 11-5, but the game remained scoreless. After taking a one-goal lead in the second period, the Badgers capitalized on their momentum in the final stretch, netting three goals in the third period for a 4-0 victory.
Wisconsin grabbed the lead at 4:25 in the first period when Luke LaMaster scored his first goal as a Badger. Center Owen Lindmark won an offensive zone faceoff back to LaMaster, who beat goaltender Jakub Dobes with a wrister on his glove side off the post and in.
Jack Gorniak added to the tally at the eight-minute mark in the third period when he buried a pass from Sam Stange on a two-on-one. Shay Donovan started the play in the Badgers’ zone with a breakout pass to Stange who blasted down the ice with Gorniak on his wing and set him up in the slot.
Wisconsin went on the power play after OSU’s Tate Singleton received a five-minute major for charging. Tyson Jugnauth found the back of the net when Ben Dexheimer and Ty Smilanic set him up for a wrist shot on the point.
The Badgers weren’t done yet. Cruz Lucius scored a power-play goal 38 seconds later from the slot.
Wisconsin battled down to the final second to take down the Buckeyes 4-0. Goaltender Jared Moe made 22 saves for his fourth shutout of the season and second in his last three games and three of his last five contests.
Notes to know:
- Luke LaMaster netted his first career goal in his 52nd career game.
- Shay Donovan tallied his first career point with a secondary assist on Jack Gorniak’s goal
- Cruz Lucius goal in the third period extended his point streak to seven games
- Jared Moe notched his fourth shutout of the season and fifth of his Badger career