When you think hockey, you think Tampa, and that’s where the hockey world’s eyes will be tonight for the NCAA men’s hockey national championship.
Men’s Hockey National Championship
 Minnesota Gophers vs.  Quinnipiac Bobcats
7pm CT | ESPN2 | Minnesota -1.5 | O/U 6.5
Amelie Arena (Tampa, FL)
Outside a hiccup to #4 Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament final, the Gophers have rolled through the 2023 calendar, winning eight of their last nine since a 3-1 loss at wisconsin in February. They pounded their two opponents—outmatched Canisius and in-state rival St. Cloud State—at the Fargo Regional to the tune of a 13-3 scoring margin, then walked into the Frozen Four and overcame a couple disallowed goals and a slow start to hamblast Boston University in the third period en route to a 6-2 win.
The #2 Quinnipiac Bobcats, on the other hand, have been red-hot from the word “Go”, amassing a 33-4-3 record with a couple hiccups to Colgate, including one in the semifinals of the ECAC Tournament. The Bobcats similarly rolled through the Bridgeport Regional, dropping Merrimack and Ohio State by a 9-1 combined margin, then capitalized on some loose defense by Michigan to see off the Wolverines, 5-2.
Evidently no one else wanted to contribute. Whatever. Read IronMonkee’s FanPost from yesterday, it’s very good. I’ll say Quinnipiac, 5-3, because Minnesota sports.
This poll is closed
Here’s your open thread for the evening’s hockey. Behave yourself.