No. 18 Ohio State rallies to beat 6th-ranked Gophers

Joe Dunlap’s goal midway through the third period completed Ohio State’s comeback as they beat Minnesota 4-3 Friday night at 3M Arena at Mariucci.

The Gophers jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first period. Jack Perbix opened the scoring for the Gophers with a goal 2:42 into in the first period. Ben Meyers then scored two goals 18 seconds apart near the end of the first.

Ohio State rallied in the second period with goals from Jake Wise, Patrick Guzzo and Gustaf Westlund.

Gophers goalie Jack LaFontaine only stopped 16 of the 20 shots he faced.

The loss drops Minnesota to 6-5 this season. They’ll shoot for a series split with the Buckeyes on Saturday night.