Minnesota thrashed against Michigan

by Max Sanders

The long season for the Gophers men’s hockey team hit a new low, as Minnesota was soundly and throughly defeated 6-0.

The loss at the hands of Michigan extends the Gophers free-fall to four straight losses. The shutout is Minnesota’s fourth on the season, and is the most shutouts in one season in 83 years.

The game was out of hand early on, as the Wolverines used its speed to consistently maintain control of the puck and keep control in the Gophers zone.

In the first, Minnesota played strong with junior goalkeeper Alex Kangas making outstanding saves. However, the game got out of hand beginning in the second period, when Michigan seemed to score at will, every which way. The Wolverines scored on the powerplay, short handed and even strength en route to the 6-0 win.

The Gophers will have little time to rebound, as they face Michigan State tomorrow night at 6. The Spartans also were soundly defeated 7-3 at the hands of Wisconsin.