UW’s Daniel Latsch could not get his stick over the puck defending Janick at the front of the net, and Irish Junior turned, moving the puck from the backhand to the forehand on his stick and passing it through the side of goalkeeper Jared Moe’s left shoulder. flipped. crease
“I should have put the stick on the stick,” said Latsch, who got Janick’s skate instead of the stick. “I went a little further where I probably should have stayed a second. It’s probably on me, but I just have to learn from it and not let it happen again.”
UW’s Brock Caufield had a chance to clear the puck on the right 10 seconds before Janick scored, but tried to take it out and lost possession when it was interrupted from behind by Cam Burke.
Caufield gave a brief response when asked if he had to be better in that position: “Yeah,” he said.
Before Martin even took a penalty, UW’s Sam Stanz made a poor pass deep into the defensive zone that caused turnover and infection. Small incidents turned into big problems for UW.
“As the game progressed, the stick kept fighting,” Granato said. “First period, at least we were in them. If you’re in them, even if you lose them, you’re in them. As the game went on, we lost them and we weren’t in them. There was a lot of drama on the net.”
Notre Dame beat the Badgers 39–14 in the final two periods and 48–25 for the game. Most goals scored by Notre Dame (7-3, 1-2-0-0 Big Ten) in the past five seasons with 48 shots. This represented only the fifth time in six seasons under Granato that the Badgers (4–7, 1–2–1–0) had allowed as many and the first time by a team other than Penn State.