The Notre Dame Fighting Irish hockey team lost its first game in 87 days as they fell to the no. 18 Wisconsin Badgers Sunday afternoon at the United Center by a score of 5-0. The loss snaps Notre Dame’s school record win streak at 16 games.
The Badgers (12-12-3, 6-8-2-0 B1G) jumped on the Irish (19-4-1, 13-1-0-0 B1G) early, opening the scoring at 15:07 of the 1st period and never looked back. Wisconsin added short-handed and power-play goals in the 2nd period and two goals in the final minute of the game to finish off the 5-0 victory over No. 1. Despite the scoreline, Notre Dame goaltender Cale Morris continued his stellar season, stopping 41 shots, but it wasn’t enough as the Irish were held off the scoresheet completely. The Irish were not without their chances though, going 0-for-5 on the power-play throughout the game.
The Irish win streak was the longest in school history, snapping the previous long streak of 15 games during the 1983-84 season, it was also the longest streak in the NCAA this season. The loss was Notre Dame’s first away from home this season and their first in Big Ten Conference play, becoming the first B1G team ever to win their first 13 conference games of the season.
Wisc - Wyatt Kalynuk (2) at 15:07 of the 1st, assists from Jake Linhart (11) and (Sean Dhooghe (9).
Wisc - Trent Frederic (11) SH at 14:05 of the 2nd, unassisted.
Wisc - Seamus Malone (9) on the PP at 19:11 of the 2nd, assists from Wyatt Kalynuk (18) and Sean Dhooghe (10).
Wisc - Linus Weissbach (7) on the PP at 19:23 of the 3rd, assists from Ryan Wagner (13) and Cameron Hughes (10).
Wisc - Sean Dhooghe (6) at 19:53 of the 3rd, assist from Seamus Malone (9).
ND - Cale Morris stops 41 of 46 shots, falls to 18-2-0.
Wisc - Jack Berry stops all 40 shots, earning the shutout and improving to 4-3-0.
ND - Andrew Oglevie, 2 for high sticking at 11:26 in the 1st
Wisc - Ryan Wagner, 2 for cross-checking at 12:33 in the 1st
ND - Dawson Cooke, 2 for tripping at 19:24 in the 1st
ND - Andrew Peeke, 2 for checking from behind at 2:11 in the 2nd
Wisc - Seamus Malone, 2 for high sticking at 12:19 in the 2nd
Wisc - Peter Tischke, 2 for hooking at 14:47 in the 2nd
ND - Dennis Gilbert, 2 for holding at 17:55 in the 2nd
Wisc - Cameron Hughes, 2 for hooking at 8:12 in the 3rd
ND - Jake Evans, 2 for roughing at 11:57 in the 3rd
ND - Andrew Peeke, 2 for high sticking at 18:32 in the 3rd
Wisc - Tyler Inamoto, 2 for roughing at 19:33 in the 3rd
ND - Mike O’Leary, 2 for roughing at 19:33 in the 3rd
ND - Bo Brauer, 5 for grasping the facemask at 19:33 in the 3rd and a 10 minute misconduct penalty
Wisc - JD Greenway, 5 for grasping the facemask at 19:33 in the 3rd and a 10 minute misconduct penalty
- Jack Berry
- Wyatt Kalynuk
- Sean Dhooghe
The Irish head to Minneapolis next weekend to take on the No. 13 Minnesota Golden Gophers Friday Jan. 26 and Saturday Jan. 27.
The game goes final as the Badgers are able to snap Notre Dame's school record 16-game winning streak behind Jack Berry's 40 saves.— Notre Dame Hockey (@NDHockey) January 21, 2018
Attendance: 9,313 at the @UnitedCenter
The Irish are back at it next weekend w/ a two-game series at Minnesota (Jan. 26-27).