First period update: Wisconsin down 2 against top ranked Minnesota

first_imgNo. 1 Minnesota leads No. 8 Wisconsin 2-0 through one period of play in LaBahn Arena.The Golden Gophers started the scoring early in the first period with a goal from freshman forward Hannah Brandt from the right circle with less than five minutes off of the clock.Junior forward Amanda Kessel picked up her WCHA leading 38th assist on Brandt’s goal.The Badgers had plenty of opportunities to even the game, outshooting the Gophers 5-2 halfway through the first period.With 3:57 left in the period Wisconsin junior defenseman Natalie Berg picked up a penalty for tripping giving Minnesota a power play. Just one minute later UW senior forward Alev Kelter was called for roughing giving UM a two man advantage with just three minutes left in the period.Wisconsin’s goaltender Alex Rigsby did her best to hold off the Minnesota power play racking up several consecutive saves until finally giving up a goal to Mira Jalosuo from the left circle with just one second left in Minnesota’s 5-3 advantage.The Golden Gophers ended the first period outshooting the Badgers 12-7.last_img

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