Gophers hold off No. 2 Ohio State 4-3
The Minnesota Gophers jumped out to a two goal lead and never trailed, snapping No. 2 Ohio State’s seven-game winning streak with a 4-3 win on Friday night.
Minnesota got goals from Jack Sadek, Nathan Burke, Ryan Zuhlsdorf and Scott Reedy in the series opener.
Sadek opened the scoring at 16:44 of the first period and Burke added to the lead at 11:56 of the second.
Ohio State got on the board in the second, scoring at 19:44, but Zuhlsdorf reclaimed the Gophers’ two-goal advantage with a tally at 6:10 of the third period.
The Buckeyes answered at 8:41 to make it a 3-2 game, but Reedy’s power-play goal at 10:44 put the game away for good. An extra-attacker goal for Ohio State at 16:25 brought the game back to within one, but the Buckeyes couldn’t find the equalizer.
Eric Schierhorn made 21 saves in net for Minnesota.