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Feb. 23, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS - Adam Wilcox made a career-high 35 saves as the No. 2 Minnesota men's hockey team tied Minnesota Duluth 2-2 in overtime on Saturday at Mariucci Arena.
Mike Reilly and Tom Serratore scored for the Gophers (21-6-5 overall, 13-6-5 Western Collegiate Hockey Association) while the team's rookie netminder was solid in goal to move to 20-5-5 in his first campaign with the Maroon and Gold.
Reilly opened the night with his third goal of the year, a power-play score at 18:11 of the first period that was set up by Ben Marshall and Sam Warning. The Bulldogs (10-17-5, 8-13-5) followed suit in the second period with a power-play goal from Austin Farley with assists from Caleb Herbert and Andy Welinski. Minnesota finished the night 1-for-4 on the power play while the Bulldogs were 1-for-5 including two-minute advantage in the overtime period.
The two in-state rivals traded goals again in the third period with Minnesota's Serratore slipping a wraparound goal past Matt McNeely in goal for Minnesota Duluth for Serratore's seventh goal of the season. Travis Boyd started the play with a perfect pass to Serratore behind the Bulldogs' net for the goal at 6:25 of the third period. The visitors tied the game with Jake Hendrickson's tally at 12:54.
Neither team was able to find the net in the added session as the Gophers picked up three WCHA points for the weekend following Friday's 5-3 win over the Bulldogs. Minnesota outshot the visitors 40-37 in the contest as the Gophers move to 4-0-2 when tallying 40 or more shots on goal. 37 shots against were a season-high for Minnesota.
The Gophers return to action with the regular-season home finale next weekend against Denver.
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