MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The University of Minnesota men’s hockey team battled with Michigan State to a 2-2 tie in regulation Friday night, then lost to the Spartans in a shootout in Big Ten Conference play.
The Gophers, ranked No. 1 in the nation, didn’t score any goals in the shootout and goalie Adam Wilcox stopped two of the three shots he faced. Wilcox finished with 31 saves in a losing effort.
Taylor Cammarata scored in the first period to give the Gophers a 1-0 lead. The Spartans tied it 1-1 before the end of the period.
Justin Kloos scored a power-play goal 51 seconds into the third period to give the Gophers a 2-1 lead. The Spartans tied it 2-2 with 5:56 left in regulation.
The Gophers (11-2-2, 2-0-1) and Spartans square off again at 3 p.m. Saturday to conclude the weekend series.