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The Minnesota Gophers rallied twice in their Saturday game with Michigan, but could not find overtime magic for the second night in a row, settling for a split of their weekend Big Ten series.
A power-play goal in the final seconds of overtime was the difference-maker as the Minnesota Gophers came from behind for a critical Big Ten win over Michigan on Friday.
Jaxon Nelson scored twice and rookie goalie Owen Bartoszkiewicz put in a strong performance for a 6-3 win and a weekend sweep of the Wolverines.
On a night where both teams were missing key players due to illness, sophomore Rhett Pitlick scored twice and rookies did the rest of the heavy lifting as the Minnesota Gophers never trailed in a key road win at Michigan.

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Six University of Michigan players were sidelined due to an illness for Thursday's game against the University of Minnesota in Ann Arbor, Mich. In order to fill their lineup, the Wolverines had former Austin Bruins goalie Tyler Shea — the Wolverines' third-string goalie — dress as a forward.
Denver played the defensive game it needed to play in the NCAA Frozen Four semifinals, limiting powerful Michigan's offense and holding off the Wolverines long enough to win in overtime and advance to the national title game.
Michigan wants to run-and-gun, Minnesota State Mankato wants to do its own thing, and Denver's Bobby Brink wants to advance and maybe play his boyhood heroes for the NCAA title as the NCAA Frozen Four semifinals get underway.
Two head coaches, an equipment manager and a dozen players have all come from or spent time in southeastern Minnesota during their hockey coaching or playing careers. Here's a look at the 15 connections to southeastern Minnesota in the NCAA Division I men's hockey tournament.
Redshirt freshman Will Tschetter is enjoying the team’s success as the University of Michigan has won two NCAA tournament games to reach the Sweet 16 and set up a date with No. 2 seed Villanova.
Before a record-setting audience in Minneapolis, the Michigan Wolverines erased an early Minnesota Gophers lead and claimed the Big Ten playoff title.

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Will Tschetter, a 2021 Stewartville graduate, was a part of the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation last year when he committed to the University of Michigan basketball program. He's being redshirted this season, but his coach has already seen his impact.
Trailing early in their Saturday rematch at Minnesota, the Michigan Wolverines scored twice in 62 seconds on the way to their fifth win in the past six games.
In a battle of the Big Ten's hockey heavyweights, Michigan scored first and the Gophers scored last, winning the opener of their two-game series.

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