When the glass shattered behind the Gopher net during pre-game warm ups and then Minnesota moved the net to the corner to continue their prep, it seemed as though something was off at Mariucci Arena. Later in the game Travis Boyd lost the blade off his skate after a collision. The entire game was plagued by questionable calls.
Yet, the Gopher hockey team managed to complete the weekend series sweep of Minnesota State, with a 3-2 win at Mariucci Arena.
The sweep was very important because it keeps the No. 5 ranked Gophers in first place in the WCHA, standing atop the league with 18 points, one point ahead of the surging Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs, currently ranked No. 4 in the nation.