The 3rd ranked Wisconsin men’s hockey team squares off against the Minnesota Gophers this weekend in the final weekend of the WCHA regular season.  The Badgers (21-8-4) and Gophers (16-16-2) split a 2-game series earlier this season in Madison.

Game 1 of the series will be played at the Target Center in Minneapolis tonight because of a scheduling conflict at Mariucci Arena.  The second and final game of the series is back at Mariucci on Sunday afternoon.

The two teams are meeting for the 253rd and 254 times with Minnesota holding the all-time advantage 151-83-18, 85-25-6 in Minneapolis.  Wisconsin’s Podge Turnbull said he can’t wait for the matchup.

AUDIO: Podge Turnbull can’t wait to face the Gophers

Minnesota is the only WCHA opponent Wisconsin has a losing record against all-time.

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