B1G Hockey Recap: Gophers win on Frozen Friday

We had two Big Ten men’s hockey games on Friday night. In the first game of the night, Ohio State and Michigan skated to a 2-2 tie, with the Buckeyes notching a 1-0 win in the shootout. In the second game of the evening, No. 2 Minnesota cruised to an impressive 5-1 victory over Penn State at Mariucci Ice Arena. Catch up on all the scores, stats and highlights in this post.

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MINNESOTA 5, PENN STATE 1 | RECAP

Sophomore Kenny Brooks’ (Las Vegas, Nev.) power-play goal gave the Nittany Lions the early lead, but the Penn State men’s hockey team fell to No. 2/2 Minnesota, 5-1, at Mariucci Arena Friday night. The Nittany Lions fell to 6-21-2 overall and 2-12-1-0 in the Big Ten, while the Gophers improved to 22-4-5 and 11-2-2-0, respectively. A Las Vegas, Nev., native, Brooks put the Nittany Lions up by a 1-0 score 3:12 into the game. The Gophers then responded with three goals in the first period and two more in the second frame en route to the 5-1 score.

OHIO STATE 2, MICHIGAN 2 (Ohio State wins 1-0 in shootout) | RECAP

The Ohio State men’s hockey team skated to a 2-2 tie at No. 13 Michigan and then won the shootout, 1-0, to pick up the extra point in the Big Ten standings Friday in Yost Ice Arena in Ann Arbor, Mich. Buckeye freshman goalie Matt Tomkins made 35 saves in the game, while senior Alex Szczechura scored in regulation and had the lone shootout tally.

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Pete on 2/28/2014 @ 9:47pm EST Said:

You know I really wish they would quit ring to sell Minnesota Fans on how great the Big 10 hockey league is. They basically destroyed 2 geat college hockey conferences so that Penn State had a place to play. I woud much rather have Minnesota still in the WCHA

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