The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Badgers took to Compton Family Ice Arena Friday in one chaotic game. There were ten goals in all, but Irish fans will have to wait a little longer to see another Notre Dame victory.
Irish fans saw their guys take control as Michael Graham scored the first point of the game and Mike O’Leary claimed another goal barely even two minutes later. The Badgers ended the period with a goal from Cole Caulfield, but the Irish headed into the second period with the lead.
The Badgers responded right away in the second with a tying goal from Cole Caulfield. However, Notre Dame’s Colin Theisen brought it to 3-2 Irish. A game misconduct for facemasking by Notre Dame’s Charlie Raith was the game’s turning point as the shakeup left room for Wisconsin’s Ty Pelton-Byce tie it up and then for Cole Caulfield to lock in a hat trick to bring it to 4-3 Wisconsin.
Wisconsin’s Max Zimmer gave the Irish another slap to the face with the Badgers’ fifth goal. Cal Burke responded by breaking his goal drought to make it a one goal game. However, Wisconsin captain Wyatt Kalynuk locked it in with an empty netter to end it 6-4 Badgers.
Notre Dame: Michael Graham at 12:25 in the 1st with assists from Colin Theisen and Nate Clurman
Notre Dame: Mike O’Leary at 14:34 in the 1st with assists from Colin Theisen and Spencer Stastney
Wisconsin: Cole Caulfield at 18:44 in the 1st, unassisted
Wisconsin: Cole Caulfield at 01:19 in the 2nd, with assists from Alex Turcotte and K’Andre Miller
Notre Dame: Colin Theisen at 13:09 in the 2nd with assists from Mike O’Leary and Spencer Stastney
Wisconsin: Ty Pelton-Byce at 15:36 in the 2nd with assists from Sean Dhooghe and Jack Berry
Wisconsin: Cole Caulfield at 17:00 in the 2nd with assists from Wyatt Kalynuk and Linus Weissbach
Wisconsin: Max Zimmer at 03:18 in the 3rd with assists from K’Andre Miller and Ty Pelton-Byce
Notre Dame: Cal Burke at 12:52 in the 3rd with assists from Matt Hellickson and Ryan Bischel
Wisconsin: Wyatt Kalynuk at 19:14 in the 3rd, unassisted
Wisconsin: Dylan Holloway for goaltender interference at 00:57 in the 1st
Notre Dame: Graham Slaggert for slashing at 09:16 in the 1st
Wisconsin: Linus Weissbach for hooking st 01:37 in the 2nd
Notre Dame: Jake Pivonka for hooking at 04:03 in the 2nd
Wisconsin: Tarek Baker for roughing at 14:30 in the 2nd
Wisconsin: Ryder Donovan for slashing at 14:30 in the 2nd
Notre Dame: Charlie Raith for slashing and facemasking at 14:30 in the 2nd, game misconduct
Notre Dame: Matt Hellickson for goaltender interference at 01:35 in the 3rd
Wisconsin: Roman Ahcan for tripping at 05:36 in the 3rd
Wisconsin: Ty Emberson for contact to the head at 10:21 in the 3rd, game misconduct
Notre Dame: Cale Morris, 19 saves Ryan Bischel, 3 saves
Wisconsin: Jack Berry, 29 saves
The Irish and Badgers will meet again in South Bend Saturday at 6 p.m. ET. Catch the game with NBC Sports Chicago+/Philadelphia+.
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