Well, I correctly picked both semifinal games to raise my postseason record to 28-12 (.700). Just one more game, with me trying to stay over .700 for both the postseason and the regular season. It’s the marquee game that almost everyone has anticipated during the postseason.
Minnesota vs. Wisconsin
I’ve voted these two teams 1-2 for most of the season. They finished 1-2 in the PairWise, and 1-2 in the last USCHO poll. Minnesota won the season series, 2-1-1, with Wisconsin winning the tie in a shootout. The other games were all decided by one goal. The Badgers do have Stephanie McKeough back in the lineup. This game is pretty much a coin flip, and even multiple overtimes wouldn’t surprise me, especially given the goaltending prowess of Wisconsin’s Alex Rigsby and Minnesota’s Noora Räty. I have to take the defending champs, in a total nail-biter. Wisconsin 2-1