The University of Wisconsin men's hockey team traveled to Minnesota this weekend where they lost Friday and tied on Saturday night. Coming into the series, Wisconsin was the significant favorite on paper and in the national rankings but rivalries don't tend to follow a script.
Wisconsin was never in the first game of the series losing 4-1. Saturday saw three consecutive goals from Minnesota give the Golden Gophers a two-goal cushion after forty minutes of play. Tarek Baker's second goal of the year along with K'Andre Miller's 5th knotted it up with over 14 minutes to play in the third. That was the last scoring of the contest. Miller, a sophomore from Minnetonka and a first-round draft pick of the New York Rangers, had five goals in 26 games as a freshman.