The University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team is looking for a Big Ten series split against the Ohio State No.17 at the Kohl Center on Sunday (3:04 p.m., Bally Sports Wisconsin, BigTenPlus.com, 10 a.m. 70). Here’s the live coverage, pre-game notes and lines:
Rewind: The Buckeyes won 5-3 on Saturday, scoring three times in the third period to erase UW’s one-goal lead after 40 minutes. The Badgers fell to 3-1 as they led after two periods; Ohio State improved to 5-6 in the start of the third.
Outside: Defender Daniel Laatsch is no longer in the Badgers lineup. He was on the line graph on Saturday, but didn’t show up in warm-ups and was scratched. UW coach Tony Granato said on Saturday he believed Laatsch was going to be able to play, but the situation has changed.
Double: Ohio State swept the Badgers twice at the Kohl Center, in March 2017 and February 2019. The Buckeyes limited UW to one goal in those four games.
Return: Jared Moe is making his sixth straight start for the Badgers, a sign the crease is his for most of the rest of the season.
Grooves : UW defender Corson Ceulemans (2-6-8) and striker Mathieu De St. Phalle (3-2-5) have five-game streaks with at least one point.
Badgers (6-13-2, 2-7-1-1 Big Ten)
Jack Gorniak – Brock Caufield – Zach Urdahl
Carson Bantle – Tarek Baker – Mathieu De St. Phalle
Roman Ahcan – Dominick Mersch – Max Johnson
Caden Brown / Brayden Morrison – Ryder Donovan – Sam Stange / Liam Malmquist
Josh Ess – Anthony Kehrer
Tyler Inamoto – Corson Ceulemans
Jesper Peltonen – Luke LaMaster
Grooves : F Owen Lindmark (injured), D Daniel Laatsch, D Shay Donovan, D Mike Vorlicky (injured), D Jake Martin (ill).
Buckeyes (15-6, 7-4)
Tate Singleton – Gustaf Westlund – Joe Dunlap
Mark Cheremeta – Jake Wise – Kamil Sadlocha
Cam Thiesing – Georgii Merkulov – Quinn Preston
Patrick Guzzo – Travis Treloar – Jaedon Leslie
Mason Lohrei – Will Riedell
James Maroney – Grant Gabriele
Dominic Vidoli – Cole McWard
Referees: Tony Czech and Jonathon Sitarski.
Linesmen: Nick Bradshaw and Sam Shikowsky.
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