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Penn State's Scott Conway gets ejected for elbowing Vinni Lettieri in the face after goal (VIDEO)

Scott Conway's response to Vinni Lettieri scoring Minnesota's fifth goal Friday with 2:47 remaining was one that caught everyone's attention and left the Gopher sophomore face down on the ice.

The Penn State freshman hit Lettieri, who twice this season has left games blocking a shot with his helmet, with a punch or elbow he never saw. Conway was given a 5 minute major for contact to the head and a game misconduct. Leaving the ice, the home fans booed and sang "Hey Hey Hey Goodbye."

"We'll deal with that. That's not what we're about," Guy Gadowsky said about the play after the game.

Minnesota won Friday's game 5-0.

It remains to be seen if Conway, who has 10 goals for Penn State and two in the Nittany Lions' 4-3 OT win on February 21, will face further discipline. Unlike a game disqualification, a game misconduct does not carry an automatic one-game suspsension

Minnesota head coach Don Lucia said after the game that Lettieri was okay. It's not the first time Lettieri has been involved in an end of game. This past January against Wisconsin the sophomore was suspended a game for leaving the bench in a final minute brawl with the Badgers.

For Kyle Rau, the end of game activities was something he's okay with and sees as the Nittany Lions trying to get ready for tomorrow's series finale.

"They were probably just trying to set a message for tomorrow. That's the way it goes sometimes when it is a lopsided game so we're all healthy and we're all fine," he said. "It's not a big deal."

S/T Jashvina Shah and The Daily Collegian


Nathan Wells is a college hockey columnist for SB Nation mostly covering both the University of Minnesota and Big Ten. You can also follow him on Twitter --