The Wisconsin Badgers (2-13-2, 0-3-1-1 Big Ten) fell behind 5-0 and went on to lose to the 16th-ranked Minnesota Gophers (11-7-2, 2-2-2-0)
5-2 on Saturday night at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis.
After pumping 20 shots on Badger goaltender Joel Rumpel on Friday night, the Gophers got 21 shots on net in the opening period last night, tallying three first period goals.
The Badgers finally found the back of the net at the 15:27 mark of period two when Grant Besse stepped out of the right corner with the puck and initially shoved it into goaltender Adam Wilcox’s pads, but eventually got it to cross the goal line for his fifth score of the season.
The Plymouth, Minnesota native tallied again in the third period on a Wisconsin 5-on-3 power play.
Rumpel finished with 45 saves, two shy of his career high which was tied on Friday night. The senior stopped 92 of the 99 shots he faced during the series.
Wilcox made 24 saves for the Gophers, earning his 11th victory of the season.
The Badgers return home for a series with Michigan next weekend.