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No. 3 Gophers get revenge in Frozen Four, take down No. 2 Badgers in OT

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DURHAM, New Hamp. (WKOW) -- The Wisconsin women's hockey team road to the national championship came up just short.

The No. 2 Badgers met with No. 3 Minnesota for the sixth time this season in Friday night's Frozen Four. Wisconsin came into Friday leading the series 3-2 with the most recent win coming a few weeks prior in the WCHA Conference Tournament final. 

The Gophers took a one goal lead early in the first period but responded with two goals of their own to take a 2-1 lead heading into the third period. Minnesota was able to capitalize on defensive mistakes to find the back of the net just 27 seconds into the final period to tie things up at 2-2. Neither team would score again by the end of regulation, forcing overtime.

15 minutes into OT, Freshman Sarah Patomok stole the puck inside the attacking third and was able to sneak one past Ann Renee Desbiens for the game winner. 

The Badgers wrap up the season 35-4-1. 

The Gophers, who head to the finals for a fifth-straight time, will meet top-ranked Boston College in the national championship Sunday at 2 p.m. 

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