Checking in on K’Andre Miller and the Badgers

Miller (University of Wisconsin)

The Badgers have had a rough go of it this season. After a pretty solid start, they have now fallen to a mere 6-7-1. After two brutal losses at the end of October to Penn State, and splits with Omaha and Notre Dame in November, the Badgers took on The University of Minnesota this past weekend in Gopher Country. Let’s take a look at the games.

Friday 11/22 @ Minnesota
From the jump, the Badgers never had a shot against the Gophers. They went down 2-0 early in the first period, and had no momentum the rest of the period. It wasn’t until a 2nd period power play goal from Jonny Sorenson that put the Badgers on the board. It was a PP goal assisted by Habs prospect Cole Caufield, and Rangers prospect K’Andre Miller. Aside from the lone PP goal, the Badgers failed to find the back of the net the rest of the night. The Gophers potted two more in the third to hand the Badgers a 4-1 loss.

Saturday 11/23 @ Minnesota
After an abysmal start Friday against the Gophers, the Badgers came out of the gates better Saturday night. They played a strong first period and were rewarded with a Ryder Donovan goal late in the first period. Unfortunately the Badgers got lazy and let up the tying goal with one second left in the first period, making it a 1-1 game after 1. With momentum on their side, the Gophers came out for the second period flying. They dominated play scoring the only two goals of the period giving them a 3-1 lead over the Badgers at the end of the second. Six straight periods of bad hockey were hanging over the Badgers heads, and an assumed pep talk at intermission sparked them. Just 18 seconds into the period, the Badgers cut the lead in half with a goal from Tarek Baker. It was just five minutes later that the Badgers tied it on a K’Andre Miller goal. Miller’s goal was the last of the tilt, and the game ended in a 3-3 tie.

Through 14 games:
Alex Turcotte (Kings) – 12 games – 6 goals, 9 assists – 15 points
Cole Caufield (Habs) – 14 games – 9 goals, 7 assists – 16 points
K’Andre Miller (Rangers) – 14 games – 5 goals, 4 assists – 9 points
Dylan Holloway (Projected 1st Round Pick in 2020) – 13 games – 2 goals, 4 assists – 6 points

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