Wisconsin men’s hockey lost to No. 8 Denver 6-3 on Friday at the Kohl Center.
Tied 2-2 entering the final period, the Pioneers put the Badgers away with four goals in the third, including two tallies within 20 seconds of each other by Tyler Ward and Kohen Olischefski.
Wisconsin was without standout freshman defenseman K’Andre Miller, who has been called up to the U.S. Junior National Team for the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship.
Wisconsin (8-8-3-0, 4-3-3-0 Big Ten) and Denver run it back on Saturday. Puck drops at 7 p.m. CT at the Kohl Center.