MINNEAPOLIS -- Sam Warning helped the Minnesota Gophers men's hockey team earn a two-game sweep in its first Big Ten series at Penn State earlier this season with a pair of goals.
With the Nittany Lions coming to Minnesota this week, Lucia asked Warning for more of the same. The junior forward, and his linemates Kyle Rau and Hudson Fasching, obliged on Friday in the opener of the final regular-season home series of the season for the No. 2 Gophers.
Warning tied the game with his 12th goal of the season in the first period. Rau and Fasching also scored and Minnesota's top line accounted for four points in a 5-1 win against Penn State.Minnesota's top line accounted for four points in a 5-1 win against Penn State.
"I thought they had great energy," Lucia said of the line of Warning, Rau and Fasching. "Sam was on his game tonight. And I was kidding Sam during the week that he had a good week out at Penn State and we need him to continue to score. That was a ni...