Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as Wisconsin defeated St. Louis in a shootout 4-3 (2-1 SO).
Wisconsin came back from a two-goal deficit to capture the victory. Wisconsin trailed 3-1 after a goal by St. Louis\’ Eduard Rumyantsev at 5:17 in the second period. Wisconsin knotted things up at 3-3 on a short handed goal by Peter Henderson at 18:41 in the third period.
Wisconsin\’s offense rang up 36 shots on St. Louis\’ net.
Wisconsin also got a goal from Nick Miller as well. In addition, Wisconsin received assists from Ben Ratner, who had two and Hanson, Joe Perrelle, Zachary Ross, and Ethan Luck, who each chipped in one.
St. Louis was held below its usual level of production. St. Louis averages 5.8 goals per game. St. Louis forced Wisconsin goalie Max McConnell to work between the pipes, taking 42 shots.
St. Louis was led by Alex Klaesner, who racked up two goals. Klaesner scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 16:24 into the first period to make the score 1-0 St. Louis. St. Louis had gotten the advantage when Wisconsin\’s Jordan Boehlke was sent off for charging. Kyler Chartier assisted on the tally. Klaesner\’s next tally on the power play made the score 2-0 St. Louis with 19:14 left in the second period. More assists for St. Louis came via Tomas Loeffelman, Frankie Cardinale, and Ryker Barber, who contributed one each.
McConnell recorded 39 saves for Wisconsin. Wisconsin incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors. St. Louis\’ Zach Young stopped 32 shots out of the 35 that he faced. St. Louis incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.