MINNEAPOLIS — It was over before it even started. Rem Pitlick made sure of it.
With a goal to his name already and up 3-0 with three minutes left in the second period, Minnesota's star center gathered a pass from Tyler Sheehy in the right circle and without hesitation knifed the puck into the top of Michigan’s net, ending whatever small pulse the Wolverines’ season clung to.
“They came out to play and we didn’t,” said junior forward Jake Slaker. “It showed on the scoreboard.”