Badger men's hockey beat Michigan Tech
With the game tied at 1-1, Klubertanz took a pass from Kyle Turris and wristed a shot past Huskies goaltender Michael-Lee Teslak from between the faceoff circles.
It was Klubertanz’s fourth goal of the season, matching his career high. He scored only one goal last season.
Badgers defenseman Cody Goloubef scored his first career goal for a 3-1 lead, helping the Badgers (4-2, 1-1 WCHA) earn a split of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association series. The Huskies won Friday’s game 4-2.
Jordan Foote opened the scoring for Michigan Tech (5-3, 4-2) and Tyler Shelast cut the Badgers’ advantage to 3-2 with 1:53 remaining. The Huskies got a power play with 31.9 seconds remaining but couldn’t score.
Wisconsin’s Ryan McDonagh scored into an empty net as time expired.
Teslak made 30 saves in his first opportunity this season at starting both games of a series.
After a scoreless first period, Foote put Michigan Tech ahead 24 seconds into the second period when he tipped a Jimmy Kerr shot past Badgers goaltender Shane Connelly. Wisconsin responded less than two minutes later when Matthew Ford fed Sean Dolan for a close-range tap-in.
Just over a minute before Klubertanz’s goal, the Badgers thought they had a go-ahead goal when defenseman Davis Drewiske’s shot from high in the zone trickled past a fallen Teslak. After watching a video replay, however, referee Todd Anderson ruled that Badgers forward Andy Bohmbach made contact with Teslak on the play, causing the goaltender to fall.
Connelly made 18 saves.