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 Rink: Connor Reilly
A native of Chanhassen, Minn., Reilly has collected 53 points (23 goals, 30 assists) in 114 career games with the Gophers.
Border Battle on Deck
Friday’s series opener is set for 7 p.m. CT with Saturday’s finale scheduled for 5 p.m.
Lettieri Named B1G Second Star
Lettieri has played in all 20 games this season for the Gophers while ranking tied for second on the team with 11 goals and third on the team with 20 points.