Notre Dame Toppled by Minnesota, 5-0

Freshman goalie Cal Peterson made 39 saves for the Fighting Irish
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 2:09  MIN1-0 PP GW Justin Kloos (6)Kyle Rau/7, Taylor Cammarata/6
2nd 12:04  MIN2-0 EV Leon Bristedt (1)Hudson Fasching/2, Michael Brodzinski/3
3rd 1:49  MIN3-0 EV Mike Reilly (1)Jack Glover/1, Kyle Rau/8
3rd 2:42  MIN4-0 EV Sam Warning (2)Jake Bischoff/2, Taylor Cammarata/7
3rd 17:51  MIN5-0 EV Ben Marshall (1)Michael Brodzinski/4, Justin Kloos/2
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Notre Dame  0000
Minnesota  1135
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Notre Dame  69520
Minnesota  18141244
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Notre Dame (5-3-1)  0/3 6/12 0
Minnesota (6-1-0)  1/4 5/10 0
Notre Dame Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Cal Petersen (L, 3-2-1)60:005 1713939
Minnesota Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Adam Wilcox (W, 6-1-0)60:000 69520

Minneapolis, Minn. - University of Minnesota junior goaltender Adam Wilcox stopped all 20 shots he faced and the Golden Gophers got goals from five different players on the way to a 5-0 shutout of Notre Dame in front of a sellout crowd of 10,052 at Mariucci Arena on Friday night.

Justin Kloos (ppg), Leon Bristedt, MIke Reilly, Sam Warning and Ben Marshall scored for Minnesota as the Gophers peppered Irish goaltender Cal Petersen with 44 shots while Notre Dame had just 20 in the game.

The loss snaps Notre Dame's six-game unbeaten streak (5-0-1) that started on Oct. 17 as the Irish fall to 5-3-1 overall on the season. The win improves top-ranked Minnesota to 6-1-0 on the year and extends the Gophers' home winning streak to 16 straight games.

Minnesota got what turned out to be the game winner just 2:09 into the game, as Kloos scored his sixth of the year on the power play. Kyle Rau slid a pass across the crease to the sophomore center on the left side and he lifted the puck over Petersen to make it 1-0. The power-play goal snapped a streak of 13 straight penalties killed by the Irish.

The Gophers out shot Notre Dame 18-6 in the first period.

Notre Dame's offense generated nine shots in the second period but Minnesota got the lone goal when Bristedt scored his first collegiate goal, snapping a wrist shot from the left face-off dot over Petersen's glove hand at 12:04. His goal was one of 14 shots in the second for the Gophers who had a 32-15 advantage after two periods.

Minnesota would put the game away in the fourth with two goals just 53 seconds apart early in the stanza and then a third goal late for the five-goal margin. Reilly scored his first of the season at 1:49 and Warning added his second of the year at 2:42 for the 4-0 lead. Marshall closed the scoring at 17:51 when his slap shot from the left point deflected off an Irish defender and over Petersen who was down low to stop the long shot.

Notre Dame was 0-for-3 on the power play while the Gophers were 1-for-4. The shutout was the second of the season against the Irish. The first came on Oct. 12, a 3-0 decision, versus Minnesota Duluth in the Ice Breaker tournament.

The two teams will meet in the second game of the series at 4 p.m. (CT) on Sunday, Nov. 9. The game will be televised by ESPNU.