Fresh off two thrilling overtime semifinals, the top two seeds in the Big Ten Tournament – No. 1 Wisconsin and No. 2 Minnesota – will meet in the 2021 men’s hockey championship game on Tuesday in South Bend, Indiana.
The game starts at 8 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 Wisconsin vs Minnesota 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:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch Wisconsin vs Minnesota live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.
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 Wisconsin vs Minnesota 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:
Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch Wisconsin vs Minnesota live on the Hulu app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Hulu website.
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).
Wisconsin vs Minnesota Big Ten Hockey Championship Preview
The Wisconsin Badgers (20-8-1) and Minnesota Gophers (22-6-0) will have a tough act to follow when they meet for the Big Ten Conference tournament title on Tuesday in South Bend, Indiana.
Both teams won dramatic, come-from-behind semifinal round games in overtime in the semifinal round on Monday to set-up the marquee matchup in the final between two of the top five teams in the nation.
In Monday’s first semifinal round game, Wisconsin faced two third-period deficits against fifth-seeded Penn State. The tournament’s top seed responded both times with game-tying goals, including one from sophomore sensation Cole Caufield that knotted the game at three apiece at 14:07 in the third period.
Caufield ended Penn State’s dream of a Cinderella run, scoring the game-winning goal at 6:50 in overtime. The goals were numbers 26 and 27 on the season for Caufield, who leads the nation in goals scored by nine. To no surprise, the sophomore is up for the conference’s Player of the Year award.
Wisconsin goalie Robbie Beydoun had 43 saves on the night. Team captain Ty Emberson and freshman forward Sam Stange each scored a goal in the contest that gave Wisconsin its first 20 win campaign since the 2016-2017 season.
In the semifinal round nightcap, second-seeded Minnesota overcame a two-goal third-period deficit en route to a thrilling 3-2 overtime win over third-seeded Michigan. It was the Gophers’ second overtime win in as many nights, having beaten Michigan State, 2-1, in an extra period the previous night in the quarterfinals.
Minnesota trailed 2-0 heading to the third period but fought their way back with goals from junior Nathan Burke at 4:07 and junior Sampo Ranta’s equalizer at 15:34. Ranta, the team leader with 18 goals, scored the game-winner the night prior against Michigan State in OT.
On this night, it was junior Sammy Walker’s turn to be in the spotlight, as he netted the game-winner at 6:00 of the extra period.
Gophers’ goaltender Jack LaFontaine had another stellar performance, stopping 35 shots. The senior leads the nation in wins with 20 and has now allowed two goals or fewer in 26 of his last 30 starts. LaFontaine’s magical senior season could end with some serious hardware, as he is a candidate for the Hobey Baker Award and a finalist for the Mike Richter Award and Senior CLASS Award.
Wisconsin went 3-1 against Minnesota during the 2020-2021 regular season, outscoring the Gophers 18-8 in the four contests.