Erik Haula, Ryan Reilly, Kyle Rau and Nate Condon all scored for the Gophers.
The No. 4 Gophers return to the ice Sunday night for the final game in the classic to take on No. 1 Boston College.
Meanwhile, Boston College Eagles coach Jerry York set a new record with his 925th victory on Saturday to become the winningest hockey coach in NCAA history, Fox Sports North reports.