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ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A third-period rally by the 18th-ranked University of Wisconsin men's hockey team fell short, as No. 20 Michigan took advantage of first-period Badgers penalties for a 5-3 victory on Friday at Yost Ice Arena.

Three stars

No. 3: Michigan freshman Jack Becker, a former Badgers recruit, scored a critical second-period goal and added two assists.

No. 2: Ryan Wagner scored twice in the third period for UW.

No. 1: Hayden Lavigne made 37 saves for the Wolverines.

Up next

The Badgers and the Wolverines close the series at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Pregame

The University of Wisconsin men's hockey team has a one-point lead over Michigan for third place entering Friday's opener of a Big Ten Conference series at Yost Ice Arena (6:30 p.m., FSW Plus, 1310 AM).

With four of six remaining games on the road, the Badgers will have to get some points away from home if they're going to clinch a top-four spot and host in the first round of the playoffs.

It's '90s Night at Yost, which, if you're looking for signs, isn't a great one for UW. It was 0-2 here in the 1990s, losing College Hockey Showcase games in 1997 and 1999. Overall, the Badgers were 2-7-1 against Michigan in the decade, with one win in the NCAA semifinals (1992) and two losses in NCAA regional finals (1993, 1995).

Badgers (13-12-4, 7-8-3-1 Big Ten)

Forwards

Linus Weissbach - Trent Frederic - Ryan Wagner

Max Zimmer - Seamus Malone - Will Johnson

Cameron Hughes - Tarek Baker - Sean Dhooghe

Matthew Freytag - Matt Ustaski

Defensemen

Peter Tischke - Josh Ess

Wyatt Kalynuk - Jake Linhart

JD Greenway - Tyler Inamoto

Tim Davison

Goaltenders

Jack Berry

Johan Blomquist

Wolverines (12-12-2, 7-9-2-1)

Forwards

Dexter Dancs - Cooper Marody - Tony Calderone

Brendan Warren - Jake Slaker - Josh Norris

Michael Pastujov - Nick Pastujov - Jack Becker

Niko Porikos - Adam Winborg - Dakota Raabe

Defensemen

Quinn Hughes - Joseph Cecconi

Sam Piazza - Luke Martin

Griffin Luce - Nicholas Boka

Goaltenders

Hayden Lavigne

Chad Catt

Jack LaFontaine

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