Top-ranked Notre Dame scored three goals in the opening period and held on to beat visiting Wisconsin 4-2 on Friday night in Big Ten hockey for its 16th consecutive win, a program record and the longest current streak in the country.
The game drew 5,630 fans, setting an attendance record at the Compton Family Ice Arena.
Andrew Oglevie had a power-play goal for the Irish (19-3-1, 13-0 Big Ten) in the eighth minute of the first. Teammates Jake Evans and Andrew Peeke had the other goals in the opening period, and Dawson Cook added an empty-netter in the last minute of the game.
Trent Frederic scored on a penalty shot for the Badgers (11-12-3, 5-8-2) in the first.
Tarek Baker had Wisconsin's second goal early in the third.
Cale Morris had 33 saves for Notre Dame, Kyle Hayton 25 stops for Wisconsin.
Game 2 of this series will be at the United Center, the home of the Chicago Blackhawks, at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Michigan 4, No. 12 Penn State 0: Jake Becker scored the first two goals — one in the middle of the opening period and the other in the middle of the third — to lead the Wolverines past the visiting Nittany Lions. The goals were the second and third of the season for Becker, a 6-3, 195-pound freshman forward from Dellwood who most recently played for the Sioux Falls Stampede of the USHL. Josh Norris and Brendan Warren had late goals for Michigan and Hayden Lavigne made 34 saves for the shutout. Peyton Jones stopped 31 shots for Penn State.
No. 14 Minnesota Duluth 5, No. 7 North Dakota 3: All three players on the Bulldogs' top line — Peter Krieger, Joey Anderson and Riley Tufte — scored one goal as UMD beat the visiting Fighting Hawks. Karson Kuhlman's goal at 1:56 of the third proved to be the winner; it put the Bulldogs ahead 4-2. Parker Mackay had the other goal for UMD, plus two assists, and Hunter Shepard stopped 33 shots. Colton Poolman had a goal and an assist for UND, and Cam Johnson made 21 saves.
Bemidji State 2, Ferris State 0: Jordan Heller scored in the second period and Brendan Harris in the third and Michael Bitzer made 23 saves as the Beavers beat the host Bulldogs.