Late goal gives Gophers sweep over Fighting Sioux

Freshman forward Kyle Rau continues to impress as he scores the game winner giving Minnesota a 3-2 win over North Dakota.
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Freshman forward Kyle Rau continues to impress as he scores the game winner giving Minnesota a 3-2 win over North Dakota.

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The U of M men's hockey team is now 7-1 overall and 4-0 in the conference. Goals by Zach Budish, Nate Condon, and Kyle Rau plus the netminding of Kent Patterson led the Gophers to a 3-1 win over Alaska-Anchorage Saturday night.

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The Minnesota Wild came back twice on Sunday to beat the Sharks, 4-3 at the X. San Jose jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first three-and-a-half minutes of the game, and went up 3-2 in the third period on former Wild star Brent Burns’ 10th goal of the season. But Matt Cullen tied the score at three, and less than 80 seconds later Jed Ortmeyer scored the game-winner -- his first goal of the season.