Their first losing streak of the season came to an abrupt halt after one game, as the Minnesota Gophers rallied from a second period deficit to get back in the win column versus arch-rival Wisconsin on Sunday.
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After their best start in more than 80 years, the Minnesota Gophers hit a wall in Wisconsin, suffering their first defeat of the season after the Badgers' goalie turned in a 35-save performance on Saturday.
After mining gold in Alberta on Tuesday night in the World Juniors finale, Minnesota Gophers defensemen Brock Faber, Jackson LaCombe and Ryan Johnson have had a whirlwind 72 hours as they return to the college hockey rink on Saturday versus Wisconsin.
Despite his team's perfect record after 10 games, Minnesota Gophers coach Bob Motzko knows a punch in the nose is coming at some point. And with arch-rival Wisconsin back to a full roster, a battle is anticipated this weekend in the Badgers' temporary home rink.