Weekend Rewind: Gophers Sweep Nebraska Omaha

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Go Gophers! Jake Parenteau
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Jake Parenteau scored the overtime game-winner on Friday.
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Friday, Feb. 24, 2012

Minnesota 3, Nebraska Omaha 2 (OT)

Video Highlights l Final Stats l Game Story

Postgame Audio: Parenteau l Bjugstad l Lucia

Sam Warning put Minnesota up 1-0 early in the game, but Nebraska Omaha took a 2-1 lead into the third period. Nick Bjugstad tied the game with his 23rd goal of the season to set up overtime where Jake Parenteau became the hero. Parenteau scored his first career goal 1:46 into overtime to lift the Gophers to a 3-2 road win. The goal came in Parenteau's 38th game as a Gopher. Kent Patterson made 22 saves in the win.

Friday's win was only the second time all season where the Gophers won despite trailing while entering the third period. Their previous victory was a 3-2 win against North Dakota on Nov. 5. Minnesota was behind 2-1 entering the final period, but prevailed 3-2 after Nick Larson and Kyle Rau scored.

Go Gophers! Kyle Rau
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Kyle Rau scored two power-play goals on Saturday.
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Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012

Minnesota 3, Nebraska Omaha 2

Video Highlights l Final Stats l Game Story

Postgame Audio: Alt l Rau l Lucia

Like Friday, the Gophers had to battle back to secure the win as the Mavericks raced out to a 1-0 lead just 6:05 into the game. Their lead was short-lived though as Mark Alt tied the game 41 seconds later and then Minnesota went up 3-1 on a pair of power-play goals. The Gophers withstood a shorthanded goal by Nebraska Omaha to hold on and win 3-2. Kent Patterson made 27 saves.

The game was the 1,000th of Don Lucia's career as a college hockey coach. It was also the first time that Nebraska Omaha was swept at home in the regular season since Jan. 11-12, 2008, when Miami beat the Mavericks twice.  

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