Michigan Tech was on the road again, looking for something to turn things around, but that did not happen in Madison, Wis., over the weekend as the Badgers scored and scored often, sweeping the Huskies 8-2 and 6-0.
It was the same old story for the Huskies - special teams. Wisconsin made them pay all weekend on special teams, and Tech did not have enough firepower to keep up.
Michigan Tech goals came from John Kivisto and Brett Olson on Friday night. Kevin Genoe and Josh Robinson split time in the net, making a combined 38 saves on Friday and 34 on Saturday (Genoe was in net all game Saturday).
A frustrated MTU head coach Jamie Russell commented, “Five-on-five, we’re not a bad hockey team.”
Russell is not wrong - MTU's penalty kill stands at a horrific 62.5 percent. With the amount of penalties taken by the Huskies, this equates to over two power-play goals a game for the oposing team, a formula for disaster.
Michigan Tech (3-11-0, 2-10-0 WCHA) will try to right the ship at home this weekend against a struggling Minnesota team.