When, where: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dane County Coliseum.
TV: FS Wisconsin; tape-delayed on Wisconsin Channel at 10 p.m.
Radio: 1310 AM.
About the Badgers
Record: 16-11-7, 12-7-7 WCHA.
Coach: Mike Eaves, 225-167-51 in his 11th season.
Player to watch: Junior defenseman Frankie Simonelli hasn't had a negative plus/minus game since Dec. 7 vs. Michigan Tech (minus-1). Over the past 21 games, he's plus-14, including a plus-4 showing vs. Nebraska-Omaha last Saturday.
- F Nic Kerdiles-Mark Zengerle-Tyler Barnes
- F Joseph LaBate-Brendan Woods- Michael Mersch
- F Ryan Little-Jefferson Dahl-Sean Little
- F Brad Navin-Keegan Meuer-Matt Paape
- D Jake McCabe-Simonelli
- D Kevin Schulze-John Ramage
- D Eddie Wittchow-Joe Faust
- G Joel Rumpel
Injury report: Center Derek Lee (knee) and winger Morgan Zulinick (leg) are out.
You should know: The size of the ice sheet at the Coliseum (195 x 85) is considerably smaller than the Kohl Center (200 x 97). You won't hear the Badgers complain about that given their 4-1-3 mark on the smaller rinks vs. WCHA opponents.
About the Huskies
Record: 20-13-1, 17-8-1 WCHA.
Coach: Bob Motzko, 157-122-35 in his eighth season.
Player to watch: When Drew LeBlanc isn't working as a student teacher at St. Cloud Apollo High School, the senior center is leading the Huskies in scoring with 44 points (11 goals, 33 assists).
You should know: The Huskies are in the midst of a 12-4-1 stretch vs. UW in which they're unbeaten in the last six meetings (5-0-1). But before that, the Badgers had a 14-game unbeaten streak vs. St. Cloud State (11-0-3).