MINNEAPOLIS Even the Gophers were surprised at the outcome of last weekend's game against then-No. 1 Boston College. The Minnesota men's hockey team routed the Eagles 8-1 at Mariucci Arena in a battle of the nation's top two teams.
Nine days later, there was another meeting of No. 1 and No. 2 only this time the Gophers were the top-ranked team. And with a 4-1 win on an unusual Tuesday night game over visiting Notre Dame, Minnesota showed that the lopsided win over Boston College was no fluke as the Gophers once again played like the best team in college hockey.
"I just think it proved that everyone came back from break ready to play," said Gophers forward Nate Condon, who scored the game's first goal just 1:21 into the first period. "Everyone's coming back playing their A-game right now."
There was plenty of hype surrounding Minnesota's game against Boston College. Not only were the Eagles ranked No. 1 in the country, but they were al...