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Gophers rout Wisconsin in a sweep

Minnesota's offense looked as good as it has all year,  coming alive to complete the sweep of Wisconsin in its own arena. No. 12 Minnesota (18-13-1, 9-10-1 Big Ten) defeated No. 17 Wisconsin (14-15-3, 8-11-2-1 Big Ten) with an offensive explosion in a 7-1 win Saturday.

Through different paths, Minnesota's senior defensemen provide consistency

Seniors Jack Glover and Steve Johnson will play their last regular-season border battle against the Badgers this weekend in Madison, Wisconsin in a fight for home-ice advantage in the first round of the Big Ten tournament. Johnson has tallied more points than Glover and been a mainstay in the Gophers' defense, while Glover fights for points and has earned his starting position back in his final year.

New head coach, but the Gophers still have big goals

Job applications can involve a long, arduous process, with potential employees waiting months to hear back. While that may be the case for some, it doesn't describe new Minnesota head coach Jamie Trachsel's path to the Gophers.

Gophers blown out by Notre Dame in second game of series

After the team's upset on Friday, the Gophers were looking for more defensive stops and overtime magic in the second game of the series against Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish prevented both from happening. No. 13 Minnesota (16-13-1, 7-10-1 Big Ten) failed to get the sweep of conference rival and No. 1 Notre Dame (20-5-1, 14-2-0 Big Ten) in a 4-1 loss Saturday at 3M Arena at Mariucci.

Gophers upset No. 1 Notre Dame in overtime

It ended up being a walk-off victory for Minnesota.  No. 13 Minnesota (16-12-1, 7-9-1 Big Ten) beat No. 1 Notre Dame (19-5-1, 13-2-0 Big Ten) 1-0 in overtime, the second upset of its kind for the Gophers this season.

Minnesota's offense looks for consistency

No. 13 Minnesota (15-12-1, 6-9-1 Big Ten) faces off against No. 1 Notre Dame (19-4-1, 13-1-0 Big Ten) this weekend. The Gophers will look to boost their offense after numerous shakeups in an effort win more games in the last four series of the season.