Nick Jones' power-play goal was the difference as No. 4 North Dakota rallied to defeat the No. 7 University of Wisconsin men's hockey team 3-2 on Friday.

Three stars

No. 3: Matthew Freytag recorded his second two-goal outing in 64 collegiate games.

No. 2: North Dakota's Nick Jones assisted on the tying goal in the second period and scored the winner in the third.

No. 1: Goalie Peter Thome didn't have a great start to his collegiate career but rebounded for a 36-save victory.

Up next

The Badgers and the Fighting Hawks close out the series at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Kohl Center. 

Pregame

While the seventh-ranked University of Wisconsin men's hockey team got two players back for Friday's opening game of a non-conference series against No. 4 North Dakota (7 p.m., FSW+, 1310 AM), the Fighting Hawks have a major change.

Mike Richter Award-nominated goaltender Cam Johnson is out after suffering an undisclosed injury in Friday morning's skate, according to a North Dakota spokesperson. Freshman Peter Thome is scheduled to make his first collegiate start in goal for UND.

The Badgers, meanwhile, have Linus Weissbach back on the second line after he missed last weekend's games against St. Lawrence with an upper-body injury. Tarek Baker is in the lineup after making a quick recovery from a left-knee injury suffered in practice on Monday.

Badgers (6-3)

Forwards

Cameron Hughes - Trent Frederic - Ryan Wagner

Linus Weissbach - Seamus Malone - Will Johnson

Matthew Freytag - Tarek Baker - Sean Dhooghe

Max Zimmer - Jason Ford - Jarod Zirbel

Defensemen

Peter Tischke - Josh Ess

Wyatt Kalynuk - Jake Linhart

Tyler Inamoto - Tim Davison

Goaltender

Kyle Hayton

Jack Berry

Fighting Hawks (5-2-1)

Forwards

Shane Gersich - Rhett Gardner - Grant Mismash

Joel Janatuinen - Nick Jones - Austin Poganski

Jordan Kawaguchi - Dixon Bowen - Collin Adams

Cole Smith - Johnny Simonson - Zach Yon

Defensemen

Christian Wolanin - Colton Poolman

Hayden Shaw - Andrew Peski

Casey Johnson - Gabe Bast

Goaltenders

Peter Thome

Ryan Anderson

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Todd D. Milewski covers Wisconsin Badgers men's hockey and the UW Athletic Department for the Wisconsin State Journal.