Gophers skate past Badgers, 4-1, for series split

The Gophers were dominant Saturday in the third period as they scored three unanswered goals. Minnesota avoided their first two-game skid of the season, and earned a weekend split with Wisconsin.
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The Gophers were dominant Saturday in the third period as they scored three unanswered goals. Minnesota avoided their first two-game skid of the season, and earned a weekend split with Wisconsin.

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