The Gophers split the weekend series with Michigan State, falling short of climbing to the top of the Big Ten.
Men's hockey completed their second straight conference sweep over the weekend, beating the Badgers 6-2 on Friday and 4-2 on Saturday
Minnesota's offensive spark in its series sweep over Ohio State last weekend came from an unlikely source.
Minnesota swept Ohio State, winning 6-3 on Friday and 4-1 on Saturday.
Although it won't officially count in the record books, the Minnesota men's hockey team lost an exhibition match in heartbreaking fashion to U.S. National Under-18 team, 2-1.
Playing hockey outdoors against the backdrop of the Minneapolis skyline is a unique opportunity for any player, but it holds special meaning for local Gophers.
The Gophers had chances to win in both games, but came away with no wins on the weekend.
The back-and-forth match ended in a tie in the record books, but a Wisconsin goal during the shootout gave them the win in conference play.
Minnesota was outgunned against a high-powered Penn State squad, and were swept with 8-2 and 6-3 losses in the weekend series.