The Minnesota Gophers (21-6-0) and the Michigan Wolverines (15-9-1) will wage a top-ten battle in the men’s hockey Big Ten Tournament semifinals on Monday in South Bend, Indiana.
The game starts at 8:30 p.m. ET and will be televised on the Big Ten Network. But if you don’t have cable, here are several different ways you can watch a live stream of Minnesota vs Michigan online for free:
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You can watch a live stream of Big Ten Network and 100-plus other TV channels on FuboTV, which comes with a free seven-day trial:
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If you can’t watch live, FuboTV also comes with 250 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch games on-demand within three days of their conclusion, even if you don’t record them.
AT&T TV has four different channel packages: “Entertainment”, “Choice”, “Ultimate” and “Premier.” The Big Ten Network is in the “Choice” and above bundles, but you can pick any package and any add-on you want for your free 14-day trial.
Note that the free trial isn’t advertised as such, but your “due today” amount will be $0 when signing up. If you watch on your computer, phone or tablet, you won’t be charged for 14 days. If you watch on a streaming device on your TV (Roku, Firestick, Apple TV, etc.), you will be charged for the first month, but you can get still get a full refund if you cancel before 14 days:
Once signed up for AT&T TV, you can watch Minnesota vs Michigan live on the AT&T TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the AT&T TV website.
If you can’t watch live, AT&T TV also comes with 20 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours).
You can watch a live stream of Big Ten Network and 65+ other TV channels via Hulu With Live TV, which you can try out for free with a seven-day trial:
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If you can’t watch live, Hulu with Live TV also comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
Minnesota vs Michigan Big Ten Semifinal Preview
Two of the best men’s hockey programs in the country meet in a marquee matchup in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals when the Minnesota Gophers take on the Michigan Wolverines on Monday night.
Minnesota, ranked 4/5 nationally and seeded second in the Big Ten, survived a big-time scare in the quarterfinals on Sunday when they got past the seventh-seeded Michigan State Spartans 2-1 in overtime.
The Gophers fell behind 1-0 in the first period and were blanked for the first 55 minutes of the game. Sophomore forward Bryce Brodzinski knotted the score at 1 with a goal at 15:01 of the third period. Brodzinski has scored in three consecutive games and has netted 8 goals and recorded 13 points this season.
The hero of the night was junior forward Sampo Ranta, who propelled Minnesota into the semifinals with the game-winning goal at 10:35 of the extra period. It was Ranta’s team-best 17th goal of the season, which ranks him third in the nation in goals scored.
In Sampo Ranta We Trust. pic.twitter.com/9nQ8ywjl4W
— Minnesota Men’s Hockey (@GopherHockey) March 14, 2021
Minnesota outshot Michigan State 50-23. The Gophers picked up their first win of the season after trailing heading into the third period (1-4-0).
Senior goaltender Jack LaFontaine continued his brilliance, stopping 22 of 23 shots en route to his NCAA-leading 19th victory of the season. LaFontaine, who has allowed two goals or fewer in 25 of his last 29 starts, is a candidate for the Hobey Baker Award and a finalist for the Mike Richter Award and Senior CLASS Award.
Michigan, ranked 6/7 nationally and seeded third in the Big Ten, comes into Monday night’s game fresh off a shutout of the sixth-seeded Ohio State Buckeyes, 4-0, on Sunday.
Junior team captain Strauss Mann saved 26 shots to cement his 11th career shutout. Mann is the first goalie to serve as team captain for the Michigan hockey program in 78 years.
Freshman forward Brendan Brisson scored two goals against the Buckeyes – his ninth and tenth goals of the season.
Michigan has gone more than three games in Big Ten tournament action without giving up a goal, dating back to 2019. The Wolverines fell to Minnesota in the quarterfinal round series, 2-0, in 2019.
The Gophers will be looking to get past the semifinal round where they were tripped up in 2019 when they fell to eventual conference tournament champion Notre Dame, 2-1 in overtime. The 2020 conference tournament was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The winner of the Minnesota-Michigan game will play the winner of Monday’s first semifinal round game (Wisconsin-Penn State) in the Big Ten tournament championship game on Tuesday.