Gophers rally to tie Michigan 2-2, fall in shootout
The Minnesota Gophers rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third period to earn a 2-2 overtime tie with Michigan on Friday night. The Wolverines earned the Big Ten bonus point in a shootout.
The Gophers have a chance to clinch a share of the Big Ten regular-season championship on Saturday as idle Penn State earned at least a share of the conference title.
The Wolverines found the back of the net in the first and third periods and kept the Gophers scoreless until 5:47 of the third when Jackson LaCombe scored to trim the Gopher deficit.
Brannon McManus then tied the game, scoring on the power-play at 15:58.
Michigan earned the Big Ten bonus point in a sudden-death shootout as Jake Slaker scored the only goal in the shootout.
Jack LaFontaine had 27 saves in goal for the Gophers.