Badgers slip up in season finale
Posted: March 5, 2010, 11:19 p.m. CT
Updated: March 7, 2010, 11:40 p.m. CT
MINNEAPOLIS — Seniors
Tony Lucia and Mike Carman each scored twice as the Minnesota whipped No.
3 Wisconsin 6-1 on Sunday, earning the Gophers a split of the weekend
Minnesota (17-17-2 overall, 12-14-2 in WCHA play) scored five
power-play goals in its final home game of the season. The Gophers
finished in seventh place and will open the WCHA playoffs at
fourth-place North Dakota on Friday.
The Badgers (22-9-4, 17-8-3) saw a four-game winning streak snapped.
They will host Minnesota State-Mankato in the a first-round playoff
series this weekend.
Friday: Wisconsin 3, Minnesota 2
Craig Smith scored his second goal of the game with 4:12 remaining to
help Wisconsin past Minnesota Friday night at Target Center.
Badgers scored twice in the second period to take a 2-1 lead, but Nick
Larson’s tip-in of a Kevin Wehrs shot tied the game for Minnesota early
in the third period.
The game was played before 14,422 fans in the first hockey game at Target Center since the 2000 WCHA Final Five.