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Men's College Hockey: Gophers fall to PSU in series opener

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.--Mat Robson's career night wasn't enough Friday as the No. 8 Minnesota Gophers dropped this weekend's Big Ten series opener to No. 18 Penn State 5-1 at Pegula Ice Arena.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.-Mat Robson's career night wasn't enough Friday as the No. 8 Minnesota Gophers dropped this weekend's Big Ten series opener to No. 18 Penn State 5-1 at Pegula Ice Arena.

Robson made 55 saves on the night-six shy of Don Vaia's school regulation record set in 1957-bettering his previous mark of 38 just over the halfway point Friday. The sophomore moved to 7-3-1 on the year while surrendering four goals-just the third time in 12 games this year that Robson has given up more than two goals.

Eric Schierhorn relieved Robson midway through the final stanza, making one save on two shots.

Minnesota (19-14-2 overall, 10-11-2-1 Big Ten) was outshot 61-15 for a season-low shots on goal total.

After Penn State (15-13-5, 8-10-5-2) jumped out to a one-goal lead, Casey Mittelstadt brought the Maroon and Gold even with his ninth goal of the year at 12:22 of the first period. Jack Sadek and Ryan Lindgren assisted on the goal.

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The Gophers end the regular season against Penn State at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, on Big Ten Network.

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