An interesting post script to Kessel's weekend. I watched a bit of the first period Saturday of the Gophers/Badgers game. It was clear Minn had no interest in playing a consolation game after their upset loss 16 hours earlier.
With the hoops action on I never flipped back to the game and deleted the Tivo copy figuring it was a 4-0 sleeper. If Kessel did show some fire this game it is a very encouraging sign. Trying hard when there is nothing to play for is one of the biggest indicators of character.
The Gophers have a tough road to go with the Frozen Four going through Fargo and not having beaten Elliot this season.