Associated Press, Published January 26 2013
Gophers snare victory over MSU-Mankato
Nate Schmidt and Zach Budish had power-play goals for the Gophers (18-4-4, 10-4-4), who avenged Friday’s 2-1 loss that knocked the NCAA’s top-ranked team from the WCHA lead.
Wilcox made 26 saves to keep the Gophers in a second-place tie in the WCHA.
“We bounced back when we needed to,” Wilcox said.
Minnesota scored twice on reviewed goals in the first period and improved to 14-1-3 when scoring the first goal in the game. Its only loss was Friday’s last-second setback.
Justin Holl opened the scoring on Saturday on a breakaway that rebounded off his leg into the net. Nate Schmidt’s power-play goal followed five minutes later. It, too, was reviewed.