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No. 14/15 Minnesota used five unanswered goals to top the Michigan State hockey team, 5-3, on Thursday night at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis. The Spartans (13-14-2, 7-6-2-2) opened the game with three straight first-period goals, but the Gophers (18-10-3, 9-3-3-0) climbed back with five consecutive, including two on the power play, to win the series opener.
Spartans let 3-0 first period lead slip away as they fall to Minnesota 5-3 State News
MSU hockey (13-14-2, 7-6-2-2 Big Ten) let a golden opportunity slip away Thursday night against No. 14 Minnesota (18-10-3, 9-3-3-0 Big Ten). The Spartans built a 3-0 lead in the first period just to watch Minnesota score five unanswered goals to win 5-3 and remain at the top of the Big Ten standings. Had MSU won, it would have been sitting all alone in first place in the conference.
Double Shot of Frustration The Only Colors
If the Spartans could have gotten out of the first with a three goal lead maybe tonight would have been different but the Gophers changed momentum before the end of the first period on an effort goal by Travis Boyd.