Michigan Tech (5-3-0, 4-2-0) played to a 4-2 win Friday night at No. 10 Wisconsin, but then lost, 4-2, on Saturday. Both teams added empty-net goals each night on their way to the two points.
On Friday, it was the Badgers that started the scoring, but it was MTU that ended the first period with the lead, 2-1, on two Jimmy Kerr goals. In the second, each team added a goal with Geoff Kinrade getting MTU's early in the period. In the third, it was MTU that added the empty-netter by Tyler Shelast.
Michael Lee-Teslak made 30 saves en route to the win. MTU finished the night 2-for-4 on the power play, with the other coming on a delayed call.
Saturday was the exact opposite, with MTU starting the scoring with Jordan Foote getting the lead for the Huskies seconds into the second period. Not much later, Wisconsin tied it up.
In the third, UW had what looked like a sure goal overturned, as Teslak was interfered with. Minutes later, UW made it count, adding two goals and taking a 3-1 lead. With two minutes left, MTU pulled Teslak and got a goal from Shelast when he got behind the defense and made it count. Tech could not muster anymore offense and UW added an empty netter with one second left.
Teslak had another solid performance, stopping 30 shots for the second straight night.
MTU will be back at home to host the other WCHA Huskies, from St. Cloud State.