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Varsity - February 9, 2012

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INSIDE MEN'S HOCKEY BY PAUL CAPOBIANCO @BadgerMHockey SCHEDULE (12-14-2, 7-13-2) Last Five Jan. 21 Alaska Anchorage W, 3-2 Jan. 27 Jan. 28 Feb. 3 Feb. 4 at North Dakota at North Dakota St. Cloud State St. Cloud State This Week Friday #14 Denver Saturday #14 Denver Next Five Feb. 24 Feb. 25 L, 5-3 L, 4-2 L, 5-1 L, 2-1 7 p.m. 7 p.m. at Bemidji State 7:30 p.m. at Bemidji State March 3 at #1 Minnesota March 4 at #1 Minnesota March 11 WCHA Playoffs 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. highest shot total and differential in the Badgers' favor this season with a 42-23 edge on Saturday. Unfortu- nately for Wisconsin, a victory failed to materialize in 5-1 and 2-1 losses. Shot totals rise, but O ne of the points of em- phasis for the Badgers heading into last weekend's series with St. Cloud State was getting more shots on goal. It was a point of em- phasis to start the season for sophomore forward Mark Zengerle, who looked to pass first, score second during his outstanding rookie season. 56 » VARSITY FEBRUARY 9, 2012 results not yet there Badgers improve in getting pucks to the net The focus has resulted in twice as many goals for the Rochester, N.Y., native this season. That focus expand- ed to the enitre team head- ing into the St. Cloud State series. The result -- the first weekend of the season dur- ing which the Badgers out- shot its opponent in both games. It also resulted in the Bad taste for bye week » The last two weekends of play left a bad taste in the mouth of the Badgers, and thanks to a bye week, they get an extra week to think about those results. "We've been playing this game for a while and it doesn't always work out," said junior assistant captain Justin Schultz after Sat- urday's game. "The hour after the game is probably one of the more frustrating times, like right now. "As it goes on you just need to get past it, get back to practice so you can regain your confidence. So I guess you do go back to the draw- ing board a little bit, but I guess it's a good thing we have a week off."

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