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UW men's hockey team blows 2 goal lead in 5-4 OT loss to Colorado College

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Jake Gardiner (1st round draft pick of Anaheim, 2008) playing for the Wisconsin Badgers men's ice hockey team in a game against Holy Cross on October 10, 2010 at the 2010 Warrior Ice Breaker Tournament. By Bhockey10 (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons
Jake Gardiner (1st round draft pick of Anaheim, 2008) playing for the Wisconsin Badgers men's ice hockey team in a game against Holy Cross on October 10, 2010 at the 2010 Warrior Ice Breaker Tournament. By Bhockey10 (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Wisconsin scored the first two goals of the game at the Kohl Center Friday night, but couldn’t hold the lead.

Colorado College found the net in overtime to win 5-4 on a night honoring Badger Bob Johnson.

Michael Mersch scored first less than 90 seconds after the game started. Brad Navin’s goal made is 2-0, but the Tigers tied it after two periods.

Both teams scored twice in the third period, the Badgers hitting the scoreboard on goals by Jake McCabe and Keegan Meuer. Meuer’s score tied the game with 4:18 left and sent it into overtime.

Just 25 seconds into the extra frame, Colorado College scored to send the crowd home disappointed. The visitors outshot Wisconsin 39-29.

The Badgers came into the game killing the last 8 power plays, but gave up 2 scores on 3 opportunities Friday night.

The win breaks a three-game losing streak for Colorado College. Wisconsin’s record is now 1-3-1, including 1-1-1 in the WCHA.

The Badgers go for the split Saturday night at 7 p.m. at the Kohl Center.

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