Top Moments of 2011-12: Parenteau Plays OT Hero

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Editor's Note: The 2011-12 Minnesota men's hockey season was filled with memorable moments and dramatic comebacks that eventually culminated in a WCHA championship and the Gophers 20th NCAA Frozen Four appearance. This month, we take a look back at the Top 10 memorable moments from the 2011-12 season. Special thanks to the incomparable Frank Mazzocco, who hosts the countdown for us.

No. 5 - Parenteau Plays OT Hero
No. 6 - Condon Caps Comeback At Duluth
No. 7 - Gophers Take Two From North Dakota
No. 8 - Bjugstad Befuddles Bulldogs
No. 9 - Warning Tames Huskies
No. 10 - Rau Rolls The Dice

Talk about good timing.

Jake Parenteau scored his first career goal in overtime at Nebraska Omaha to lift Minnesota to a huge 3-2 road win.

The Gophers were trailing 2-1 entering the third period, but a backhand goal by Nick Bjugstad leveled the score at 2-2 and forced the extra five-minute session.

That is when Parenteau went to work. Taylor Matson got his stick on a loose puck and then Nate Condon picked it up and found a waiting Parenteau. The sophomore blueliner then unleashed a shot from the top of the circles and gave Minnesota the overtime win.

The Gophers would complete the sweep of the Mavericks the following night with another 3-2 win. The two, big road wins helped pave the way for Minnesota to win the MacNaughton Cup.

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