Been behind for about 95 of 110 minutes—need to channel 2003 NCAA semi-final and rally from 2-0 deficit & win in OT: unfortunately Vanek is unlikely to materialize...When this team loses, it seems like everybody falls in love with their own magical puckhandling skills. Little things like shooting and trying to score are secondary. And this game has had a ton of it. They fully deserve a 2-0 deficit.
Two top five teams in the country. First game between two 20+ win teams this season. 300th meeting against the Gophers' biggest current rival. Hobey Baker winner on the other team. Two highest even strength goal scorers in the country facing off (Caufield vs. Ranta). Ranta was going to be a badger until a few weeks before classes started. #1 seed in the tournament on the line. First time these two have played in a conference championship since 1990.I can’t wait! Is it so big because the two teams are highly ranked? Does the winner get a 1 seed and the loser a 2 seed in the NCAA tournament?