For two periods Friday, the story was two stellar goal tending performances. Then the nets began to open.
Wisconsin opened the game's scoring with two goals in the third period, the second coming with just seven minutes, 19 seconds left to play. Denver, though, scored twice in a minute to answer, tying the contest at the 17:50 mark in the third period.
Each team took two shots in a scoreless overtime session, preserving a tie. The Badgers have now gone 11 consecutive games without losing, owning a 7-0-4 mark during that span.
Denver goaltender Adam Berkhoel and Wisconsin netminder Bernd Bruckler combined for 77 saves Friday as each team skated to a scoreless tie for the first 40 minutes.
The Badgers fired 29 shots in the first two periods but finally cracked the scoreboard early in the third when Dan Boeser and Rene Bourque set up Robbie Earl. Nick Licari made it 2-0 at 12:41 in the third.
Borrowing a page from Wisconsin's recent never-say-day playbook, though, Denver's Greg Keith and Lukas Dora finally solved Bruckler at 16:50 and 17:50 in the third, sending the game to overtime.
Wisconsin moved to 3-2-4 in WCHA play, 8-3-4 overall, while Denver is 3-4-2, 9-4-2.
Score by period
Shots on goal by period
UW 1: Robbie Earle (6) from Dan Boeser (6) and Rene Bourque (10), PP, at 5:46
UW 2: Nick Licari (2) unassisted at 12:41
DU 1: Greg Keith (4) from Kevin Ulanski (11) and Adrian Veideman (2), PP, at 16:50
DU 2: Lukas Dora (8) from Ryan Caldwell (4) at 17:50
UW: Bernd Bruckler (65:00), 31 (2 GA), 6-3-4
DU: Adam Berkhoel (65:00), 36 (2 GA), 8-3-1