Dec. 1, 2012
Minnesota head coach Don Lucia:
On the team's hot start...
"We had a great first period. A lot of guys had really good energy tonight, and they responded the way that we needed to."
On mixing up the lines throughout the night...
"In the game tonight, you saw a lot of guys playing with different players. We did that on purpose tonight based on who was playing well."
Junior defenseman Nate Schmidt:
"They didn't hand it to us tonight. We had to work for a lot of our goals. A lot of our stuff came from hard-fought plays that we had to create."
Minnesota Announces TV Schedule
Twenty-nine regular-season Gopher games will be televised including all 20 Big Ten contests this season.
Gophers Tabbed B1G Preseason Favorites
Minnesota also led the Big Ten Conference with four players on the Big Ten Watch List.
Gophers to Face Badgers on HDM
Hockey Day Minnesota is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 21 with the Maroon & Gold playing a 5 p.m. CT Border Battle matchup at Wisconsin.