MINNEAPOLIS For the past two games, the top-ranked Minnesota men's hockey team played like a top-ranked team. The Gophers dispensed of then-No. 1 Boston College by an 8-1 final and took care of No. 2 Notre Dame with a 4-1 win on Tuesday.
After performances like that, it seemed all but certain that Minnesota would trounce visiting Alaska-Anchorage, which had as many wins all season (three) as the Gophers had since Christmas. But that wasn't the case Friday at Mariucci Arena, as Minnesota had to come from behind to turn what would have been a bad loss into an ugly, but important, 4-3 win.
"You've got to find a way to win some nights, and tonight we did," said Gophers coach Don Lucia.
Minnesota was slow out of the gates Friday as the Gophers appeared sluggish in the first period. Perhaps it was due to the fact that they had just played three days earlier, but the Seawolves deserve credit for starting out with a jump in their step. UAA's Quinn Sproule silenced the Mariucci Arena cro...