Minnesota jumped out to a 3-0 first period lead, and despite an honest effort from Robert Morris, the Gophers were never seriously threatened on their way to a 7-3 victory in the NCAA tournament West regional semifinal.
Here's the final scoring from tonight's game. Full recap and reaction will follow.
16:13: Nate Condon from Michael Brodzinski 1-0 Minnesota
Condon brought the puck through the neutral zone down the left wing. He fired a wrist shot from the top of the left circle that beat Izyk low to the far side.
17:50 Michael Brodzinski from Ben Marshall and Kyle Rau 2-0 Minnesota
Rau won a faceoff back to Marshall at the right point. He passed the puck across to Brodzinski at the center of the ice, and Brodzinski's slap shot found its' way through traffic to beat Izyk.
19:43 Justin Kloos from Brady Skjei and Taylor Cammarata
After a scramble in front of the Robert Morris net, the puck popped loose in front of the net, and Kloos, who was trailing the play, was able to pounce on it and deposit it into a nearly empty net
8:12 Kyle Rau from Justin Holl and Sam Warning 4-0 Minnesota
Holl's shot from the point was deflected by the Robert Morris defense, and came to Rau, who was standing all alone in front of the Robert Morris net. He was able to beat Izyk with a shot low.
13:48 Cody Wydo from Zac Lynch and Scott Jacklin 4-1 Minnesota
Wydo took a nice feed from Lynch coming out of the left corner. Wydo made a quick move in tight to move the puck to his backhand and flip it over the glove of Wilcox and into the net.
19:16 Zac Lynch from Cody Wydo and Scott Jacklin 4-2 Minnesota
Robert Morris broke the puck out of their own end to create a 2-on-1 opportunity. Wydo fed Lynch who fired a high shot over the glove of Wilcox to draw the Colonials closer to Minnesota.
14:22 Hudson Fasching from Taylor Cammarata and Mike Reilly 5-2 Minnesota
Cammarata's shot from the point deflected off a Robert Morris defender in front. Fasching picked up the rebound and spun around quickly to put the rebound back into the net.
14:47 David Friedmann from Colin South 5-3 Minnesota
South fired a shot that caught up Adam Wilcox up high. Wilcox couldn't control the rebound and Friedmann skated hard to the net and knocked the rebound back past Wilcox.
18:12 Nate Condon from Seth Ambroz and Brady Skjei (short handed) (empty net) 6-3 Minnesota
While on the penalty kill, Condon fired a shot from the far blue line into an empty net.
18:53 Mike Reilly from Travis Boyd 7-3 Minnesota
Reilly took a wrist shot from the right point that beat Izyk to the short side.