MINNEAPOLIS - The top-ranked Minnesota men's hockey team secured a 6-1 win over No. 5 Boston College on Saturday, thanks to a first-period offensive explosion.
Ten different Gophers recorded first-period points to give Minnesota a lead it would not relinquish.
Though each team finished with 32 shots, Minnesota netminder Adam Wilcox made the lead stand by making 31 saves.
After the teams combined for five goals in the first 9:42 of Friday night's series opener en route to a 3-3 tie, Minnesota continued the first-period scoring trend, netting four goals in an 8:04 span to jump out to a big early lead.
The win kept a 14-game regular-season unbeaten streak against nonconference foes intact.
The Gophers' next series comes against the last out-of-conference team to defeat them in the regular season, No. 2 Notre Dame. Minnesota will travel to South Bend, Ind. for a two-game series Nov. 8-9 before coming home for six games in a row.
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