No. 16 Badgers fall behind early, can’t recover in loss to Minnesota
No. 16 Wisconsin gave up a pair of early goals and never recovered in a 4-1 loss to Minnesota on Friday night in Minneapolis.
The Gophers scored back-to-back goals in the early minutes of the first period to jump out to a 2-0 lead.
Sean Dhooghe got the Badgers on the board midway through the second period, scoring on the power play to make it a 2-1 game, but the Gophers responded with a pair of goals in the third to seal the win.
Daniel Lebedeff got the start in goal, making 25 saves.
Wisconsin outshot the Gophers 37-29 on the night.
The two teams meet for the border battle series finale on Saturday at 7 p.m. on FOX Sports Wisconsin.
— FOX Sports Wisconsin (@fswisconsin) November 23, 2019