Junior defenseman Jake Gardiner and freshman forward Mark Zengerle post goals 29 seconds apart for Badgers

Jake Gardiner scored a goal for the Badgers

HOUGHTON, Mich. - Mark Zengerle scored the game-winning goal at 13:46 of the second period to lift No. 7 Wisconsin to a 4-2 win over Michigan Tech in WCHA play Friday (Jan. 28).

"I did not like our first period," said head coach Jamie Russell. "We passed up opportunities to shoot. In the second period we shot from everywhere and it paid off."

The Huskies had the first quality scoring chance six minutes into the game which ended with a shot by Brett Olson hitting the post.

The Badgers scored the first goal of the game shortly after. Podge Turnbull scored his 11th goal of the season at 6:37.

Alex MacLeod evened the score at 1-1 with his sixth goal of the season less than one minute into the second period. Brett Olson and Steven Seigo each assisted on the goal.

Evan Witt scored his first goal of the season two minutes later to give the Huskies a 2-1 lead. Alan L'Esperance assisted on the goal for his first career point. Daniel Holmberg also assisted on the goal.

Jake Gardiner tallied his seventh goal of the year at 13:17 to tie the game at 2-2 before Zengerie scored the game-winner less than 30 seconds later.

The Badgers would add one more goal unassisted off the stick of Tyler Barnes at 13:12 of the third period.

Tech scored at the end of regulation but the goal was disallowed after a review proved that it was scored after time had expired.

Tech held the Badgers, who entered the contest with the second ranked power-play in the nation, scoreless on all three of their power-play opportunities.

Josh Robinson started in goal for the Huskies making 19 saves. Kevin Genoe replaced Robinson following the Badgers third goal. He gave up one goal and finished with 19 saves.

Scott Gudmandson made 24 saves for UW.

The two teams will wrap-up the season series Saturday (Jan. 29).