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."
Around the Dasher: A.J. Michaelson
A native of Apple Valley, Minn., Michaelson has appeared in 83 games for the Maroon & Gold with 12 points (five goals, seven assists).
Okposo, Boyd Net Pro Hat Tricks
Kyle Okposo and Nick Leddy combined for seven points including Okposo's second career hat trick on Sunday.
`U' Falls in Series Finale
Minnesota (14-13-0 overall, 9-3-0-0 Big Ten) hits the road next weekend with a two-game series at Michigan State.