With a national title at stake, Brian Elliott and Wisconsin’s special teams bailed the Badgers out again. Tom Gilbert scored a goal on a power play, Robbie Earl added another and Elliott made 22 saves to lead Wisconsin to its sixth national title and first since 1990 with a 2-1 victory over Boston College on Saturday night.
In his three seasons on the Denver blue line, Matt Carle mastered the stats that are only recorded by NHL scouts. On Friday, his mastery of those stats earned him the game’s highest individual honor.
In a ceremony at center ice in the Bradley Center, Carle became the first Pioneer ever to receive the Hobey Baker Award, as the best player in college hockey.