Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 12/1/12
Increased energy helped propel Minnesota to a 3-2 victory over visiting Nebraska-Omaha Saturday, in WCHA action. Third-ranked Minnesota (10-3-2 overall, 5-3-2 WCHA) fired 33 total shots on goal and broke out of its power-play slump, as it salvaged a weekend split with the visiting Mavericks. A night after enduring their first home loss since early last March, the Gophers bolted out to a 3-0 lead by the second period, after Tom Serratore buried a goal promptly after a UNO turnover. "You have to play hard and play smart (and) we did a much better job of that tonight," noted Minnesota coach Don Lucia afterward. "The guys were into it -- they did the job." Minnesota began the night with power-play goals from Erik Haula and Nick Bjugstad. "I think we played a lot more physical, and managed the puck better," explained Haula. "We had good energy." No. 14 Omaha (9-4-1 overall, 5-2-1 WCHA) closed to within 3-2 with barely two minutes left off a tip-in goal from Johnnie Searfoss, but couldn't completely close the gap. As a result, the Gophers are now 3-0-0 this season in games immediately following a loss. The Gophers return to action next Friday night at 8:30 p.m. at Colorado College.
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