The University of Wisconsin Badgers played their usual brand of stifling defense and opportunistic offense to take care of the University of Minnesota on Nov. 6 in Madison, downing the visiting Gophers 4-2.
Wisconsin controlled the style of play for nearly the entire game, forcing the Gophers to take outside shots and blocking many of their chances. The strategy showed itself in the final shot tally, as the Gophers only mustered 18 shots to Wisconsin's 32. The Gophers finally showed up in the third period, carrying the bulk of the play and giving themselves a chance to win in the final 10 minutes, until Ben Street's goal at 18:08 of the third.
In goal for the Gophers was Junior Alex Kangas. Kangas gave up four goalsùtwo of which were on the soft sideùbut all four wer ...
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