The Wisconsin men's hockey team could not contain Michigan State's dangerous top line Friday night at Munn Arena, dropping a 4-1 decision to the Spartans.
UW (9-12-4, 5-4-4-1 B1G) freshman defenseman Ty Emberson scored the Badgers' only goal in the loss, and freshman goaltender Daniel Lebedeff made 28 saves in the net.
The Spartans' (10-13-4, 6-8-3-2 B1G) formidable first line, comprised of juniors Taro Hirose and Patrick Khodorenko, and sophomore Mitch Lewandowski, tallied all four of Michigan State's goals.
Game two is Saturday at 4 p.m. on the Badger Sports Network.
Photo: Dan Sanger / UWBadgers.com