Wisconsin raise the stakes late, but Penn State closed out an exciting game at Pegula Ice Arena.
Penn State men’s hockey defeated Wisconsin 5-4 Friday night to salvage a series split. The Nittany Lions jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first period. Wisconsin would score three goals in the third period including a netter in the final minute after emptying the net. Penn State’s Connor McMenamin scored an empty-net goal with about 1:30 left which proved to be the difference maker.
Penn State moves to 8-8 overall. Wisconsin is now 9-7 overall.
Penn State will next host Notre Dame to wrap up a six-game homestand next Thursday and Friday.