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Wisconsin falls in overtime to No. 15 Penn State

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Penn. (Per UW Athletics)  — The Wisconsin men’s hockey team put together two separate third period comebacks, but the end result proved fruitless in a 4-3 overtime loss to Penn State on Friday night at Pegula Ice Arena.

Entering the third period, the Badgers (4-9-6, 1-4-2-1 Big Ten) trailed the Nittany Lions (14-4-3, 4-1-0-0 Big Ten) 2-1 after surrendering two second-period goals. But Luke Kunin scored early in the third to help the Badgers tie the score the first time, and Jake Linhart scored his second goal of the game with less than four minutes left in regulation to help UW erase the second deficit and force overtime.

Only 44 seconds into the overtime session though, Penn State’s David Goodwin beat UW goaltender Matt Jurusik to spoil the Badgers’ hard-fought efforts.

Jurusik was the story of the game for Wisconsin. Despite giving up four goals, he recorded 54 saves on 58 shots, becoming the first UW goaltender since Bernd Bruckler on Feb. 8, 2002 to record 50 or more saves in a game.

The loss marked the first overtime defeat for UW since March 14, 2014. The Badgers were undefeated in their previous 12 overtime games (1-0-11).

UW will go for the series split with PSU on Saturday. Puck drop is scheduled for 5 p.m. and the game airs on ESPNU. 

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