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Hockey: Men's B1G Tourney Preview Day 2

Ed: bumped because we've all been focused on wrestling and basketball, but we can't forget about hockey!--CG

B1G conference ice hockey tourney continues Friday in Minnesota, on the ice where the NHLs Minnesota Wild pla

TV: BTN

All 6 teams compete in the tourney, with the top 2 seeds receiving a bye. Teams are attempting to gain the auto bid from the B1G into the NCAA ice hockey tourney, which contains 16 teams and has its Frozen Four in Philly next month. Teams who fail to earn the auto bid(talking to you Michigan) can hope for a coveted at large bid.

Penn State finished the season 7-25-2, 3-16-1-0 in the B1G. Two of their regular season conference victories came against Michigan, the other in the season finale, Ohio State.

Wisconsin finished the season ranked #5, 22-10-2 and 13-6-1-0 in the B1G. They scored 63 Gs in league play, 2nd most.

PSU-Wisconsin

@Wisconsin

Dec 6th, 7-1 loss

Dec 7th, 4-3 loss

@PSU

Mar 7th, 4-2 loss

Mar 8th, 3-2 OT loss

Players to watch:

PSU

Matt Skoff-has been the goalie of record for all 8 of PSUs victories this year, and was 0-3, with 12 goals allowed to Wisconsin this season. He stood on his head for a large portion of yesterdays win over Michigan, a double OT marathon, 2-1 victory where he turned aside 52 shots.

8 Goals scored by 7 different players (Bailey with 2) that's called balanced scoring

Wisconsin

Joel Rumpel-Hobey Baker nominee, going to be tough getting the rubber behind him. He went 4-0, giving up the 8 goals on 119 saves.

Nic Kerdiles-scored 4 of the 18 Wiscy goals. Get a body on that guy.

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