Wisconsin sophomore forward Cole Caufield scored the game-tying goal in the third period and the game-winner in overtime, as the Badgers mens hockey team advanced to the Big Ten championship after a 4-3 victory over Penn State on Monday.
The Nittany Lions took a 3-2 lead at the 11:50 mark of the third period. But then, Caufield took over.
He knotted the game at 3 with a power-play goal — his 10th PPG of the season — and crushed Penn States postseason dreams by lighting the lamp on a breakaway in overtime.
: Cole Caufield with the heart breaker
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Wisconsin, the top seed of the conference tournament, hasnt suffered a loss in regulation since Feb. 13, a streak of eight contests.
The Badgers will fight for a Big Ten championship Tuesday against the winner of Monday night’s semifinal game between Minnesota and Michigan.
Wisconsin hasnt won the conference tournament since 2014.