Preview: Badgers Back on the Road in Duluth

Wisconsin looks to continue its momentum it generated after sweeping Michigan Tech by traveling to Duluth, Minnesota, to take on the Bulldogs in a weekend tilt.

Wisconsin (3-6-1, 3-4-1) vs. Minnesota-Duluth (4-3-2

Date/Time - Friday-Saturday, Nov. 14-15 at 7 p.m. CT

Arena – Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center (5,294) - 190' x 85'

Television - Local coverage in Duluth on Charter

Radio - Wisconsin Radio Network (Brian Posick and Mike Cerniglia)

Series – Wisconsin leads 84-55-12 (34-33-7 in Duluth, Minn.)

Last Meeting – Duluth won 2-1 in overtime on Feb. 2, 2008 at the Kohl Center

Series Notes

Former Badger player Steve Rohlik serves as one of UMD's assistant coaches

The Badgers have held the Bulldogs to two goals or less in each of the last six games and the UW is 3-1-2 over that stretch

The last sweep in the series came Dec. 3-4, 2004 as the Badgers won a pair of 3-2 games. The Badgers last swept a series at UMD on Nov. 9-10, 2001 and the teams split their only two meetings of last season (2/1-2/08), with both games played at the Kohl Center

The Badgers went 5-for-7 on the power play last Saturday, the most power-play goals for the Badgers since they went 5-for-11 against Colorado College on Jan. 14, 1995 in an 8-1 victory at the Dane County Coliseum. The game extended Wisconsin's power-play goal scoring string to four games (9-for-25 - 36.0 percent). The team has at least one power-play goal in seven of its last eight games. The team leads the WCHA in league games with a 25.5 per- cent success rate (14-for-55). The squad is now succeeding on 19.7 percent (14-for-71) of its power plays overall, to rank fifth in the WCHA in all games.

Junior defenseman Jamie McBain's 12 points (three goals, nine assists) in WCHA games leads the league, while his 1.50 points-per-game average in WCHA contests ranks third. Overall, McBain's 12 points in all games shares sixth in the league among all players and is tied for first among defense- men.

Minnesota-Duluth is led in scoring by sophomore forwards Justin Fontaine and senior forward MacGregor Sharp, who have both scored five goals and registered six assists (11 points) in nine games this year.


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