Minnesota Falls to Yale in Overtime at NCAA Tournament

  1st 2nd 3rd OT F
 Yale 0 2 0 1 3
 Minnesota 0 0  2 0 2
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 Scoring Summary
First Period
Team Time Scored by Assisted by
No Scoring
Second Period
Yale 7:08 Agostino (16) Miller, O'Gara
Yale 15:28 Young (2) PPG Bourbonais, Killian
Third Period
MINN 13:40 Schmidt (9) PPG Rau, Haula
MINN 13:40 Budish (14) Haula
Overtime
Yale 0:09 Root (10) Agostino
 Team Statistics
  MINN YALE
 Shots on Goal 28 26
Power Play 1-5 1-3
 Penalties 3-6 5-10
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March 29, 2013

Final Stats

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The 2012-13 Minnesota men's hockey season came to an end on Friday afternoon in a 3-2 overtime loss to Yale at the 2013 NCAA West Regional at Van Andel Arena.

The Gophers (26-9-6) rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third period to force overtime only to see the Bulldogs advance to the regional final with a goal just nine seconds into the added session.

After Yale (19-12-3) scored twice in the second with goals from Kenny Agostino and Gus Young, Minnesota picked up its pace in the third period. Nate Schmidt drew the Maroon and Gold within a goal with his ninth of the season at 8:12 of the third during a Minnesota power play and Zach Budish evened the contest with his 14th goal of the season at 13:40.

Erik Haula assisted on both goals, setting a new career high with his 50th and 51st points of the year. Kyle Rau also assisted on Schmidt's power-play goal, marking just the second time this season that the sophomore tallied in a loss. 

In overtime, however, Yale would make the first and only shot of the session count as Jesse Root was set up by Kenny Agostino just nine seconds into the period for the game-winning goal.

Minnesota, which outshot the Bulldogs 28-26 including 12-6 in the third period and owned a 47-21 advantage in face offs for the game, suffered its second-straight loss for the first time this season. Both teams picked up one power-play goal in the NCAA opener with Minnesota going 1-for-5 and Yale going 1-for-3.

Adam Wilcox suffered the loss for Minnesota, falling to 25-8-5 in his freshman campaign. The rookie ends his first season with the Gophers tied for the program's rookie wins total (Kellen Briggs). Wilcox also set a new Minnesota single-season record for goals against average at 1.88 and finished with the second highest save percentage for a season in Gophers' history at .921 (Alex Kangas: .930 in 2007-08). Jeff Malcolm made 26 saves in the win for Yale to move to 17-6-2 on the season.

-Pride on Ice-