The 19th ranked Wisconsin Badger men’s hockey team moved back into first place in the Big Ten Conference, knocking off the 4th ranked Minnesota Gophers 3-2 at Mariucci Arena on Friday night.
The win lifts the Badgers (18-10-1, 11-4-0-0 Big Ten) into a tie with the Gophers (20-9-2, 11-4-0-0) with five games left in the regular season. The two teams play the series finale tonight.
Minnesota scored 28 seconds into the game, but the Badgers got three second period goals from Trent Frederic, Aidan Cavallini and Ryan Wagner to take a 3-1 lead in the final third and final period.
Freshman Jack Berry turned aside 36 shots, including 17 in the final period to backstop the Badgers to the victory. [Read more…]