Whatever it was that got K’Andre Miller going in the second half can they keep feeding him it? For the third straight game, Miller had a solid performance this time with two assists to help his Wisconsin Badgers to a 6-4 win over Notre Dame.
Miller and the Badgers rallied from down 2-0 and 3-2 to earn the Big Ten win. With Wisconsin trailing 2-1 a little over a minute into the second period, Miller started a scoring play getting the puck to Alex Turcotte who set up Caufield for the game-tying goal at 1:19 of the period.
In the third and the Badgers up 4-3 and on the power play, Miller would pass the puck over to Max Zimmer who would score what proved to be the game-winning goal putting Wisconsin up 5-3 3:18 of the period as they went on to earn the win. Miller with his two assists on one shot was also a +2 with two blocked shots.
K’Andre Miller improves to 6-8-14 after 23 games for Wisconsin who improved their record to 10-12-1 (5-9-1 Big Ten). The same two teams play on Saturday evening, you can stream the game at nbcsports.com or on the NBC Sports App.
Tyler Nanne earned a secondary assist as his Minnesota Golden Gophers upset sixth-ranked Ohio State 6-3. Nanne earned his assist on an empty-net goal that gave Minnesota a 5-2 lead.
Tyler Nanne also recorded one shot as he improved his season totals to 3-8-11 with the eighth assist matching his career-high set last season. The same two teams meet up on Saturday for a game that will be shown on the Big Ten Network starting at 8:30 EDT/5:30 PDT.
Morgan Barron set up top-ranked Cornell’s first goal of the game as they held off Dartmouth 3-2 to extend their unbeaten streak to seven games (4-0-3). The win avenged Cornell’s only loss of the season to Dartmouth on December 7th.
Barron set up Tristin Mullin for a power-play goal at 15:32 of the first period tying the game at 1-1. For Barron, the assist improved his season totals to 9-12-21 which leads Cornell in scoring.
Overall Barron was 0-1-1 on five shots with minors for interference and tripping while going 3-3 on his faceoffs. Big Red improves to 14-1-3 (9-1-1 2nd ECAC) as they will host Harvard on Saturday evening at 7PM EDT/4 PM PDT, a game that will be streamed via the ESPN+ app.
Hunter Skinner was a +1 on two shots as his London Knights knocked off the Hamilton Bulldogs 4-1. The win was the Knights fifth straight as they remain two points behind the OHL Western Conference leaders the Kitchener Rangers.
Zac Jones and his seventh-ranked Massachusetts Minutemen were shut out 1-0 by the New Hampshire Wildcats. Jones was a -1 on one shot and a minor for tripping.
Same two teams on Saturday evening with the game being streamed via the CBS All-Access app.
Matthew Robertson was scoreless on a game-high seven shots as his Edmonton Oil Kings lost on the road to the Prince Albert Raiders. The loss was the first regulation loss in 10 games (7-1-1-1) for the WHL’s Eastern Conference leaders.
Robertson played a good game but Prince Albert has had the Oil Kings number this season going 1-2-1 with the Oil Kings only win coming in a shootout.
Tyler Wall saw his number on the year take a big drop after giving up four goals on 29 shots before getting the early exit as his 12th-ranked UMass-Lowell were spanked 5-0 by Boston University. Once again Wall got hurt by his team taking a major penalty as three of the four goals surrendered were on the same power play.
Wall only gave up one even-strength goal before his team took a minor penalty and then during that penalty kill took the major penalty. BU would score one goal while up two men, then two more goals with the one-man advantage.
For Wall, it was only his fifth loss on the season (13-5-4) as he saw his goals-against fall to 2.07 and his save percentage drop to 0.934. The same two teams play Saturday at 6 PM EDT/3 PM PDT. I would be surprised if Wall gets the start but you can watch the game via the CBS All-Access App.