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Backup goalie Darcy Kuemper had a shutout going until the third.
The Gophers lost 31-21 on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium to finish the regular season 5-7. It was their 12th straight defeat to the Badgers in the battle for Paul Bunyan’s Axe.
Joel Ward and Patrick Marleau scored power-play goals 50 seconds apart in the second period and the San Jose Sharks beat the Calgary Flames 5-2 on Saturday night.
Stephen Curry scored 17 of his 19 points in the first quarter and Draymond Green had his second straight triple-double as the Golden State Warriors extended their NBA record to 18 straight wins at the start of a season Saturday night with a 120-101 victory over the Sacramento Kings.
The best rivalries swing back-and-forth like tennis matches. Gophers-Badgers in football has become terribly one-sided.