Gopher Hockey Blows 4-0, 6-3 Leads Before Salvaging Shootout Point at Michigan

Gopher Hockey Blows 4-0, 6-3 Leads Before Salvaging Shootout Point at Michigan

November 11, 2017 10:32 PM

Tyler Sheehy notched a new career high with four points as the Gopher Hockey program settled for a 6-6 overtime tie on Saturday night at Yost Ice Arena. The Maroon & Gold picked up the bonus point in the conference standings by winning their first shootout in the Big Ten era. 
 
Minnesota (7-4-1 overall, 3-2-1-1 Big Ten) scored six goals from six different players in the series finale with the junior captain leading the way with a goal and three assists. With a goal and two assists tonight, Rem Pitlick has now tallied points in 11 of the Gophers’ 12 games this year while Tommy Novak had a goal and an assist to give him seven points in the last three games. 
 
Ryan Lindgren, Brannon McManus and Sam Rossini also tallied goals for the Maroon & Gold. 
 
Michigan (6-3-1, 2-1-1-0) rallied from a four-goal deficit as the two teams combined for 12 goals in regulation. 
 
Rem Pitlick and Tyler Sheehy scored to win a three-round shootout as Minnesota took two Big Ten points on the night. 
 
Eric Schierhorn made 27 saves in goal for Minnesota. 
 
The Gophers return to action next weekend with a two-game nonconference series against Harvard at 3M Arena at Mariucci. 

Courtesy: University of Minnesota Sports Information

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