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Badgers HC Mike Hastings breaks down 3-2 win over Notre Dame

The Badgers swept the season series against the Irish with a 3-2 win on Saturday.

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The No. 4 Wisconsin Badgers ended the weekend on a good note, defeating the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 3-2 to sweep the two-game series, as well as the full season series.

After a slower start on Friday, the Badgers started fast on Saturday with an opening-period goal courtesy of William Whitelaw, who intercepted a deflection and found the back of the net six minutes into the period.

The Badgers, who went 0/6 on the power play Friday, finally were able to capitalize on one of their opportunities Saturday, as Simon Tassy took an entry shot from Joe Paludichuk and scored, giving Wisconsin a 2-1 lead at the time.

It was an eventful third period, as Notre Dame scored on the power play with a goal from Landon Slaggert just five minutes in to even the score at one a piece. Then, Tassy scored the go-ahead goal before Sawyer Scholl provided the Badgers with some insurance with a smooth score after curling around the back of the net to make it 3-1.

While Notre Dame was able to get a score from Cole Knuble after the Irish went with an empty net, the Badgers held on to win 3-2 in a game where they never trailed.

With the win, the Badgers improved to 22-6-2 on the season, and now are set to hit the road for two consecutive series against Ohio State and Penn State, respectively.

Speaking to reporters after the game, head coach Mike Hastings pointed out

Listen to Hastings’s entire statement after the Badgers’ 3-2 win over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

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