Friday, February 27, 2009

Today in Badger Hockey History: Sweeping minnesota


With its 5-4 win over Minnesota at Mariucci Arena, the Wisconsin men’s hockey team records the first series sweep over the Gophers in UW hockey history, and the first road sweep over Minnesota since the 1976-77 season.

The Badgers had also beat UM on Friday night, 4-2.
In addition to sweeping the gophers at home (4-3, 5-4 OT) and on the road (4-2, 5-4), the Badgers also beat the gophers 5-3 in the WCHA semifinals.

By the way, since then, I don't think the Badgers have swept both home and road series. Their only road sweeps since were this season (3-2, 5-4) and during the 2005-06 championship season (4-3, 4-0).