It took a comeback win by the Wisconsin men’s hockey team over Ohio State to push North Dakota off the bubble and into the NCAA tournament. When the two teams met in the tournament’s first round, UND didn’t show much appreciation, as a goal with 1:44 left in regulation broke a 2-2 tie and ended the Badgers season.
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Two Big Ten teams were selected Sunday to participate in the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship. Minnesota, the inaugural Big Ten regular-season champ, earned the No. 1 overall seed and Wisconsin, the inaugural Big Ten tourney champ, earned the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region.
Considering three of the previous four games in the inaugural Big Ten hockey tournament went to overtime, it was only fitting that the championship game did the same. This time, it was Mark Zengerle providing the heroics with the overtime game-winner to lift Wisconsin past Ohio State and to the Big Ten tourney title.
Wisconsin senior Mark Zengerle scored the game-winner in overtime to lift the Badgers to a 5-4 win over Ohio State on Saturday night in the inaugural Big Ten Men’s Hockey Tournament Championship. Tyler Barnes, Jefferson Dahl, Morgan Zulinick and Jake McCabe all had goals for Wisconsin, while junior goalie Joel Rumpel added 28 saves in the victory.
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The second day of the Big Ten Men’s Hockey Tournament is officially in the books. No. 2 Wisconsin opened the day with an impressive 2-1 win over No. 6 Penn State. Ohio State followed with a memorable 3-1 upset victory over No. 1 Minnesota. We tweet out all the links during games via Twitter @BigTenNetwork.