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Trailing in the second period, the Minnesota Gophers got goals from two of their more experienced forwards to overcome red-hot Penn State and head out on a six-game road trip on a high note.
The Minnesota Gophers coach said his team played 35 minutes of good hockey versus high-flying Penn State. That was not nearly enough to win a 60-minute game, as the Nittany Lions toppled the nation's top-ranked team for the second time in a week.
Off to their best season start in program history and quickly climbing the national rankings, Penn State comes to Minneapolis with their "shoot first" style that at times has given the Minnesota Gophers fits. And for the Nittany Lions, facing the nation's top-ranked team is nothing new.
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With a flair for the dramatic, the Minnesota Gophers scored late in the third period for their ninth consecutive win, and advanced to the Big Ten title game after a stiff challenge from Penn State.
The Minnesota Gophers got a pre-game boost with the return of their three Olympians, then gave themselves a boost in the final 40 minutes, climbing out of a deep hole to sweep at Penn State for the first time since 2017.

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Down by three, Gophers roar back to sweep Nittany Lions for sixth straight win
The Minnesota Gophers got a pre-game boost with the return of their three Olympians, then gave themselves a boost in the final 40 minutes, climbing out of a deep hole to sweep at Penn State for the first time since 2017.
Missing two players to injury, one to a suspension and three to the Olympics, the Minnesota Gophers still managed to get their coach his first win at Penn State on Friday, keeping pace in the race for the Big Ten title.
During his time in the USHL, Bob Motzko's teams had trouble with one particular opponent. It has been the same during his time in the Big Ten, where Penn State has been a challenging place for his Gophers to play

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