Michigan Tech came into the WCHA Final Five for the first time in 11 years, and went out in the play-in game against Wisconsin, 4-0, last night in Minneapolis. It took the Badgers less than two minutes to get the game-winner as they scored early and did not look back.
Wisconsin added two goals in the second period and a fourth in the final frame. The Huskies seemed to be feeling the three games in three days they played the weekend before and could not muster much of an offensive attack as the Badger netminder, Brian Elliott, saved all 26 shots he faced. Elliott's 16th career shutout is a WCHA record.
Michael-Lee Teslak made 27 stops for MTU (18-17-5).
The season for the Huskies was the best in a decade and they set or tied many records and look to have helped the program turn the corner back to the days of contention.
The Huskies will most likely be done for the season, but they still have an very slim chance of making the NCAA Tournament with an at-large bid.