During Wisconsin’s NCAA Tournament run, senior forward Blake Geoffrion several times responded to positive moments for his team by looking forward and saying, “job’s not done yet.”
And Saturday night they left that job of winning a seventh national title in school history unfinished.
The No. 2 Badgers suffered a 5-0 loss at the hands of No. 3 Boston College at Ford Field, ending the season a win short of their ultimate goal. The Eagles hamstrung the UW attack, and their junior goaltender John Muse made sure any good Wisconsin chances went for naught.
“I just didn’t think we had our best effort in terms of being sharp,” Wisconsin head coach Mike Eaves said. “It just didn’t seem to be our day, but that doesn’t take away from what Boston College did.”
The opening was reminiscent of the 2006 title game matchup between the two teams, as BC took a first-period 1-0 lead. Senior center Ben Smith received a pass in the slot on the power play, faced Wisconsin netminder Scott Gudmandson and snapped a wrist shot through the five hole.
Wisconsin won that previous title game, scoring one in the third and one in the fourth to take a 2-1 lead. But this time, the Badgers got grade-A scoring chances, Muse was there to shut the door. I hate to say it but the Badgers played awful as far I am concerned. Lets hope we can make a run at it again nex year. GO BUCKY!!!!!!!!!!!!