Miller’s Two Assists Leads Wisconsin

K’Andre Miller (Wisconsin Badgers)

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 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.

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