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Before the puck dropped Saturday afternoon, the Gophers already knew they were destined for second place behind Wisconsin.
The third-ranked Gophers no longer can claim the Big Ten title on their own. By falling to the No. 7 Wolverines, Minnesota ceded control of the Big Ten race to Wisconsin.
The men's conference tournaments will help determine whose bubbles will burst, while the teams at the top are solidifying their positions.
The Olympic gold medalist and former Gophers standout is joining Fox Sports North's broadcast team for Wild games. She will make her debut on March 14.
The Gophers played almost two-thirds of their schedule against teams ranked among the nation's top five, which helps explain their record.
The Gophers play Wisconsin on Saturday in the WCHA semifinals at Ridder Arena.
A win and a tie against Michigan would seal it, but the Gophers have their eyes on a bigger prize.
League regular-season champion Wisconsin had three-first team honorees, while runner-up Minnesota Duluth had two.
Suddenly, a team that few projected to be a division title contender has at least nudged its way into the conversation.
College hockey teams are battling for position to make the 16-team field for the NCAA men's tournament. Here's this week's projection of what the field might look like.