Gophers Shut down Minnesota State
MINNEAPOLIS (Gophersports.com) – Eric Schierhorn notched his sixth career shutout as the Gophers picked up a 1-0 victory over Minnesota State Saturday at Mariucci Arena.
In goal, Schierhorn stopped all 23 shots he faced to move to 5-3-2 on the year and earn his third shutout of the season while Kloos’ deciding goal stands as his ninth career game-winning score. The victory also moves Minnesota head coach Don Lucia to 699 career wins including 420 at Minnesota – the most in program history.
After a scoreless first, Minnesota came out firing in the second period – scoring an early power-play goal and outshooting the Mavericks 16-3 in the second stanza (tying the season low for shots allowed in a period).
The Gophers (5-3-2 overall, 0-0-0-0 Big Ten) took advantage of their first power-play chance, grabbing a 1-0 lead at 2:46 of the second period. In a flurry of attempts to find the back of the net, Kloos finally put the puck home with two seconds left in the advantage for his third goal of the year.
The 60-minute contest ended with Minnesota outshooting its in-state rival 38-23.
The Maroon & Gold return to action next weekend with a Thanksgiving road trip to Boston. Minnesota plays at Northeastern on Friday, Nov. 25 before facing off with Boston College on Sunday, Nov. 27.