Kyle Rau's backhand, five-hole, shootout goal from Saturday's inaugural North Star College Cup championship game was featured on the NCAA's Top Five Plays of the Week. Check it out:
Rau, along with fellow junior Seth Amborz, tallied shootout goals after Minnesota and UMD battled to a 4-4 overtime tie on Saturday night. At the other end of the ice, Adam Wilcox turned away both shootout attempts he faced after matching his career best performance with 38 saves in the game. The shootout win was Minnesota's first in four attempts this season.
The Gophers return to Big Ten action this weekend at home against Michigan State. Friday's opener is set for 8 p.m. (BTN, BTN2Go.com, 1500 ESPN) while Saturday's finale is set for 7 p.m. (FSN+, BTN2Go.com, 1500ESPN.com).