With the loss, the Nittany Lions failed to qualify for the NCAA Tournament.
A second trip in two years to Allentown for the NCAA Tournament is just one win away.
It would be three tournaments in seven years of D1 hockey for the program.
The team will play in South Bend for the title on Saturday.
The Nittany Lions will try to keep their season alive as they take on the top-seeded Buckeyes in Columbus.
Liam Folkes was the hero once again as the Nittany Lions kept their season alive with the win over Wisconsin.
The Nittany Lions forced a decisive Game Three thanks to dominant performances from Alex Limoges and Liam Folkes.
A late goal by the Badgers has the Nittany Lions in a do-or-die scenario in Game Two of the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals.
A best-of-three series at home is the reward for a nice regular-season effort.
The Lions did enough in South Bend to keep hope alive for the NCAA tournament.
The Nittany Lions moved into a hosting position in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament but will need help from Wisconsin to keep that position.
It was a heart-breaking loss for the Nittany Lions and their fans.
With a spot in the NCAA Tournament possibly on the line, the Nittany Lions and Fighting Irish are in for a tense series.
The Nittany Lions failed to make up ground in the Big Ten race as they fell flat against the Badgers.
The Russian forward had two goals and an assist for his first multi-point game of the season.
The challenge is significant but the Lions have overcome longer odds in the past two seasons. A third-consecutive trip is within reach.