Five or six Wisconsin football players brought Paul Bunyan’s Axe to the Kohl Center midway through the third period on Saturday. The crowd of 13,000 at Kohl Center went wild. The Gophers, already ahead 2-1, scored their third goal exactly 2-1/2 minutes after the axe was shown.
This was the turning point in the game. The Wisconsin crowd went nuts when the Axe arrived, and the Badgers nearly scored, but the Gophers responded, silencing the crowd with the two goal lead.