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Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk hasn't played since Nov. 16 while dealing with his wife's medical situation. "I've got everything lined up at home,'' he said. "I'm looking forward to getting back with the guys.''
In their eight series openers this season, the Gophers have a 2-4-2 record and have been outscored 31-19.
Goalie Devan Dubnyk has missed the past four games with the Wild and will likely be out for a few more because his wife, Jenn, is facing health problems that have required hospitalization.
The third-ranked Fighting Hawks administered the beatdown of the Gophers in front of a raucous pro-North Dakota crowd and raised their record to 11-1-2.
A look back at the Gophers' 37-15 victory over Wisconsin last November to finally end the streak.
They last played Oct. 27, 2018, but the fierce rivalry persists.
Wisconsin surged in the third period, scoring two goals to force overtime. Neither team scored in the overtimes.
Blake McLaughlin and Scott Reedy scored first-period goals, and Jonny Sorenson and Sampo Ranta scored in the third.
When Minnesota and Wisconsin meet this weekend, fans will see two of the nation's youngest men's hockey teams looking to mature quickly. Right now, the Badgers are doing a bit better.
Two of them have ties to the state or Wolverines.