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Sep 11, 2021; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; The Minnesota Golden Gophers student section cheers the Gophers to victory against the Miami (OH) Redhawks at Huntington Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Blewett-USA TODAY Sports

The Wisconsin Badgers men’s hockey team suffered its fifth straight loss Saturday, falling 5-2 on the road to Michigan State.

After the Spartans scored twice in the first period, Wisconsin responded in the second with goals by Tarek Baker and Sam Strange to even the hockey game. However, Michigan State broke the tie at the 2:31 mark of the third period on a goal by Jeremy Davidson and added two more before the final horn sounded.

The Badgers fired off a season-high 50 shots on goal Saturday night, but Michigan State goaltender tallied 48 saves. Badgers netminder Jared Moe stopped 25 shots in the loss.

Wisconsin hasn’t won since defeating Minnesota 4-3 in overtime Nov. 5.

Next weekend, the Badgers return to the Kohl Center for a pair of games Friday and Saturday against Clarkson.