December 08, 2017 11:04 PM
A late Gophers goal forced overtime only for Ohio State to take the game in the added session Friday night as the Buckeyes picked up a 2-1 overtime victory in the series opener.
Minnesota (10-8-1 overall, 4-6-1-1 Big Ten) outshot the home team 34-28 on the night but was unable to find the back of the net until 56:16 into the game when Rem Pitlick notched his team-leading ninth goal of the year at 16:16 of the third period. Pitlick’s equalizer was set up by Casey Mittelstadt and Scott Reedy as the Gophers forced overtime.
Tanner Lacyzynski put the Buckeyes (9-4-4, 4-4-1-0) up at 14:46 of the first period with the game’s lone power-play goal while Christian Lampasso tallied the game winner at 3:44 of overtime.
Eric Schierhorn made 26 saves in net for the Maroon & Gold. Minnesota went 3-for-4 on the penalty kill and 0-for-5 on the power play.
Minnesota closes out the first half on Saturday night with the series finale against Ohio State.
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Updated: December 08, 2017 11:04 PM
Created: December 08, 2017 09:05 PM
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