Preview: Wisconsin travels to St. Cloud State

After a 5-1 homestand, Wisconsin hockey hits the road for a two-game set against St. Cloud State.

No.15 Wisconsin (6-3-1, 4-3-1 WCHA) vs. St. Cloud State (4-4-2, 3-2-1 WCHA)

Date/Time - Friday and Saturday, November 20-21 at 7 p.m. CT

Arena – National Hockey Center (5,371, Rink - 200' x 100')

Television - Charter Extra 87

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

Series – Wisconsin leads 40-24-8 (Wisconsin leads 14-13-4 in St. Cloud)

Last Meeting - Wisconsin skated to a 1-0 victory to earn a split at the National Hockey Center on Nov. 21-22, 2008. The Badgers fell 6-2 in the first game.

Series Notes:

The games will be the seventh and eighth consecutive in the series played in St. Cloud, Minn.

The Badgers are 5-6-1 at St. Cloud during the Eaves' era

The UW last swept SCSU at the National Hockey Center on Jan. 7-8, 2005

UW has scored three goals or less in the last eight games in the building

Wisconsin Notes:

The Badgers are outshooting opponents by an average of 39.4-21.8.

Nineteen different Badgers have scored goals this season to lead the nation after junior Patrick Johnson and freshmen Craig Smith and Justin Schultz scored for the first time this season last weekend. Colorado College is second in the nation, along with RIT, with 16 different goalscorers.

Wisconsin ranks among the national leaders in shots for per game (1st - 39.4), shots allowed per game (2nd - 21.8), scoring defensemen (3rd - 3.50 points per game), scoring margin (4th - 1.90), penalty kill (4th - 91.8 percent), scoring offense (4th - 3.80 goals per game) and scoring defense (5th - 1.90 goals-against per game).

Senior Blake Geoffrion has five points during his current four-game scoring streak (3-2=5). His career-high scoring streak of five games came last season from Nov. 1-15, 2008.

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