ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Two months is a long enough time to allow a team like the University of Minnesota to forget a loss. After all, the Gophers only have two all season as they climbed to the top of the national rankings.
But Minnesota remembers the last time it faced Minnesota-Duluth. Back in October, the Bulldogs were the rude visitors to Mariucci Arena, sending the Gophers to a 6-2 loss, the only loss for Minnesota at home this season.
The two teams will face each other again with Minnesota-Duluth again on the road. Only this time, the home-ice advantage isn't as big for the Gophers.
Top-ranked Minnesota beat No. 5 St. Cloud State, 4-1, on Friday in the inaugural North Star College Cup, setting up a rematch against the Bulldogs, which beat Minnesota State, 5-4, in overtime in the first game of the new tournament. The Gophers will play Minnesota-Duluth in the finals Saturday at the Xcel Energy Center.
"They kind of, unfortunately, ran us out of our own building," Minnesota forward T...