Wisconsin used a powerful display on their power play opportunities to take down Ohio State 4-2 in a crucial WCHA tilt in Columbus, OH on Friday afternoon. The Badgers scored all four of their goals off of special teams opportunities as they climbed to 8-3-2 (4-3-2-2 WCHA) on the season.
Ohio State is now just five points ahead of the Badgers in the WCHA Women's standings with a record of 9-4-0 (7-4-0-0 WCHA) after the loss. Wisconsin managed to find a way to score in nearly every special teams way possible despite going 0-7 on the power play for the night.
Following a scoreless first period of action that saw Wisconsin outshoot the Buckeyes 13-3 it was the Badgers getting the scoring started. At the 3:45 mark of the 2nd period Alev Keitzer netted her 7th goal of the season as Wisconsin was on the penalty kill, setting a tone of special teams goals that would ring true throughout the afternoon.
However, it seemed to only wake up the Buckeyes as they scored 2 unanswered...