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.
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.
The Badgers and the Fighting Hawks close out the series at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Kohl Center.
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.
Cameron Hughes - Trent Frederic - Ryan Wagner
Linus Weissbach - Seamus Malone - Will Johnson
Matthew Freytag - Tarek Baker - Sean Dhooghe
Max Zimmer - Jason Ford - Jarod Zirbel
Peter Tischke - Josh Ess
Wyatt Kalynuk - Jake Linhart
Tyler Inamoto - Tim Davison
Fighting Hawks (5-2-1)
Shane Gersich - Rhett Gardner - Grant Mismash
Joel Janatuinen - Nick Jones - Austin Poganski
Jordan Kawaguchi - Dixon Bowen - Collin Adams
Cole Smith - Johnny Simonson - Zach Yon
Christian Wolanin - Colton Poolman
Hayden Shaw - Andrew Peski
Casey Johnson - Gabe Bast