For the second time in as many Fridays, the Wisconsin Badgers grabbed a first-period lead, leading 3-1 in their series opener against the rival Minnesota Gophers. Unfortunately for the Badgers, they’re now 0-2 in those games.
Last weekend, Michigan came from behind and last night, so did the Gophers. Minnesota scored four straight goals and went on to beat the Badgers 7-5 at the Kohl Center.
The Badgers (2-16-3, 0-6-1-1 Big Ten), after trailing 5-3, got back to 5-4 before the end of the second period, then gave up two goals in a 36-second span near the midpoint of the third to go down 7-4, before returning fire for a 7-5 final score. [Read more…]