Badger hockey teams win close gamesWisconsin Sports
-- The University of Wisconsin's women's hockey team won a shoot-out with Minnesota-Duluth while the men edged Minnesota State for the series sweep.
The Wisconsin women's hockey team blew a lead, but then won the shootout in a game at Minnesota-Duluth. Wisconsin has gone a dozen games without a loss. Madison Packer, Brianna Decker and Carolyne Prevost gave Wisconsin a 3-1 lead, the Bulldogs came roaring back. Hilary Knight made the edge 4-2, then two late goals by the homestanding Bulldogs tied the score at the end of regulation. The tying scores came in the last two and a half minutes. Wisconsin's record is 23-2-1 now. The Badgers outshot Minnesota-Duluth 43-27.
Craig Smith scored the game-winning goal at 4:23 of the third period as the Wisconsin men's hockey team edge Minnesota State-Mankato 2-1. It was the 10th win in the last 11 games for the Badgers. Wisconsin's record is 17-8-3, including 9-7-2 in the WCHA. Jordy Murray scored Wisconsin's first goal on a power play in the first period. The Mavericks tied the score in the third period, then Smith scored the winning less than a minute later.