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Badgers fend off Gophers for series-opening triumph

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The Wisconsin men’s hockey team (8-17-8, 3-12-4-2 Big Ten) got two goals from Grant Besse, including an empty-netter in the final two minutes of the third period, and staved off a Minnesota (18-16-0, 13-6-0-0 Big Ten) rally to top the Gophers 4-3 on Friday night at Mariucci Arena.

The Plymouth, Minnesota-native Besse scored the Badgers’ final two goals, giving him 10 this season. Besse now has nine goals in his last eight games against Gophers.

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