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MINNEAPOLIS -- Things are rarely settled in orderly fashion when Minnesota and North Dakota duel on the ice. So perhaps it was fitting that Saturday's dust-up wasn't decided until the final minute.
Gophers freshman Kyle Rau handed his team a 3-2, comeback victory, batting home a goal off a deflection with barely 45 seconds remaining in regulation.
North Dakota (3-6-1) had led, 2-1, midway through the second period, after goals from Brock Nelson and Rocco Grimaldi.
Slowly but surely, however, Minnesota surged back, thanks to a barrage of shots. The fifth-ranked Gophers (9-1-0) recorded 42 total shots on goal on the night.
Minnesota's Nick Larson knotted the game at 2-all at the 13:56 mark of the third period. That set up Rau's game-winner in the final minute.
The Gophers were also aided on the evening by Zach Budish's two assists.
Goalie Kent Patterson failed to continue his run of shutouts for the Gophers, but he nevertheless had 17 saves to win for the ninth time this season.
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The Minnesota Gophers hockey team is off to a fast start after sweeping Alaska Anchorage on the road last weekend. The Gophers, 7-1 overall and 4-0 in the WCHA, became the first team to earn a road sweep in Anchorage since St. Cloud State back in 2009.
This weekend, fifth-ranked Minnesota welcomes No. 15 North Dakota to Mariucci Arena. The Gophers and Fighting Sioux will renew...
MINNEAPOLIS -- The fifth-ranked University of Minnesota hockey team continued its fast start to the season Friday night with a victory against a bitter rival.
The Gophers improved to 8-1 overall and 5-0 in the WCHA with a 2-0 victory over North Dakota (3-5-1, 1-4) at Mariucci Arena.
Minnesota goalie Kent Patterson recorded his nation-best fifth shutout of the season, stopping all...
Free Press sports writer George Sipple looks at three story lines surrounding the Golden Gophers:
The University of Iowa men's swimming and diving team beat the Minnesota Golden Gophers for the first time since 1997 in an exciting meet at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Pool Friday night. The Hawkeyes claimed the victory over Minnesota with a score of 160.5-139.5, which now puts Iowa 3-0 on the season.
On Saturday, The Minnesota Golden Gophers travel to East Lansing, Mich. to take on the Michigan State Spartans. Kick-off at Spartan Stadium is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. CT and will be televised by the Big Ten Network.
Swept by the Gophers. What could be worse.Last night the Sioux played very well against the Gophers until there was only six minutes left in the game.At that time the Sioux were ahead of the Gophers two to one on goals by Brock Nelson and Rocco Grimaldi. At that time Nick Larson scored a goal and then the impressive Freshman Kyle Rau scored the game winner with less than a minute...
The University of Iowa women's swimming and diving team hosted the Minnesota Golden Gophers Friday night at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Pool. The Hawkeyes put up a strong fight but the Gophers were able to hold off the Hawkeyes 205-95. Iowa is now 2-1 on the season.
Honestly: Did you expect North Dakota freshman and Twitter preacher Rocco Grimaldi to celebrate his first NCAA goal with anything other than Tebowing?
It was an emotional moment for Grimaldi, getting his first career goal after missing six games this season with a lower-body injury, and on a nifty play: He "entered the zone one-on-two, zipped across the slot to cross-up the...
“Tebowing” is the latest craze that doesn’t appear to be slowing down any time soon. Lions LB Stephen Tulloch “Tebowed” last Sunday after sacking Tim Tebow, the Denver Broncos QB for which the act is patterned after. 18-year old hockey player Rocco Grimaldi is a devout Christian and he makes no attempts on his Twitter [...]