On Friday night the Gophers opened up conference play against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Mariucci Arena and things didn't exactly get off to a great start.
As the 1st period was reaching its halfway point, Ryan Lindgren and Vinni Lettieri got crossed up in the crease, netting the embarrassing own goal.
Gophers with a brutal own goal, not sure what Lindgren is thinking pic.twitter.com/iuEwJCvVdP
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) December 3, 2016
It's not as if Ohio State needs help scoring. Their offense is one of the league's best, averaging 4.38 goals per game which is the second-best figure in the nation.
Both Ohio State and Minnesota are off to great starts this season with both teams ranked – as high as 10th and 11th – in the latest national polls.