Ann Arbor, MI (Learfield)  --  The Minnesota Gophers are tied for first place in the Big Ten Conference hockey standings, with just three games left in the season.

Minnesota dropped a 5-3 decision at Michigan Friday night, paired with Wisconsin's victory at Penn State.  Taylor Cammarata, Rem Pitlick and Vinni Lettieri had goals in the loss.

Minnesota had a two-goal lead in the first period behind Cammarata and Pitlick, but couldn't hold it.  After the Wolverines tied the score, Lettieri gave his team the edge again -- then Michigan scored the last three goals of the game.

The same two teams square off tonight at 7:30 p-m in Ann Arbor. You can hear the game on KROC AM starting at 7 o'clock with the pre-game show.

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