Men's College Hockey: Pitlick's OT goal gives Gophers sweep
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (GopherSports.com)--Rem Pitlick gave the No. 5 Minnesota Gophers their first lead of the night with an overtime winner as Minnesota picked up a 4-3 win over No. 8/9 Penn State to complete a Big Ten sweep Saturday.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (GopherSports.com)-Rem Pitlick gave the No. 5 Minnesota Gophers their first lead of the night with an overtime winner as Minnesota picked up a 4-3 win over No. 8/9 Penn State to complete a Big Ten sweep Saturday.
Eric Schierhorn picked up his NCAA-leading 20th win of the season behind 42 saves-the second game in a row that the defending Big Ten Goaltender of the Year recorded a career-high for saves.
The Gophers (20-8-2 overall, 11-3-0-0 Big Ten) rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third period and rallied again behind Justin Kloos' game-tying goal with less than four seconds left in regulation to force overtime.
Penn State (18-8-2, 7-6-1-0) jumped out to a two-goal lead behind goals from Denis Smirnov and David Goodwin before Jake Bischoff put the Gophers on the board with his fourth of the year at 5:08 of the third period. Tyler Sheehy made it an even 2-2 at 17:49 with his 18th of the year.
With a goal and an assist on the game-winning goal, Sheehy built on his Big Ten scoring lead to 46 points
The Maroon and Gold return to action next weekend with a two-game Border Battle series against Wisconsin at Mariucci Arena.