Weekend Rewind: Gophers Advance To Final Five

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Friday, March 9, 2012

Minnesota 2, Alaska Anchorage 1

Video Highlights l Final Stats l Game Story

Erik Haula scored two goals and Kent Patterson made 16 saves as Minnesota beat Alaska Anchorage 2-1 in Game 1 of the WCHA first round playoffs. Minnesota staked a 2-0 lead before allowing an Alaska Anchorage power-play goal with two seconds remaining in the second period. With the win, Minnesota snapped a three-game losing streak in the first round of the WCHA playoffs.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Minnesota 7, Alaska Anchorage 3

Video Highlights l Final Stats l Game Story

Minnesota scored six unanswered goals and beat Alaska Anchorage 7-3 in Game 2 of their first round WCHA playoff series. The Gophers trailed 3-1 nearly halfway through the game, before erupting for six goals. Erik Haula led the way with two goals and two assists, while Kent Patterson made 16 saves. With the win, Minnesota advanced to the WCHA Final Five for the first time in three years. The Gophers will play at 7 p.m. this Friday at Xcel Energy Center against the winner of Thursday's game between St. Cloud State and North Dakota.

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