Denver’s late surge sinks Badgers 6-3

No. 8 Denver used a late four-goal surge to turn a tie game at the beginning of the third period into a 6-3 win over the Wisconsin men’s hockey team.

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Tyler Inamoto and Seamus Malone each scored for the Badgers in the second period to tie the game, but the Pioneers scored three goals in 2:41 to take a 5-2 lead early in the third period.

Will Johnson scored in the final minutes of regulation to cut the Pioneers’ lead to 5-3, but Denver scored an empty-netter to seal the 6-3 win.

Goaltender Daniel Lebedeff made 27 saves for the Badgers.