With the extra conference point won in a shootout after a 3-3 tie Friday night and a 2-1 Saturday, Minnesota sits on top of the conference standings, tied with Penn State, who they will face next weekend.
"I think we’re in good spirits," senior captain Tyler Nanne said. "You can't dwell on the losses, we had something good going there for a few weeks, and we still have a great second half of the season."
Minnesota played five games in the NFCA Division One Leadoff Classic in Clearwater, Florida over the weekend, winning three games.
The Gophers split the weekend series with Michigan State, falling short of climbing to the top of the Big Ten.
Men's hockey completed their second straight conference sweep over the weekend, beating the Badgers 6-2 on Friday and 4-2 on Saturday
Minnesota's offensive spark in its series sweep over Ohio State last weekend came from an unlikely source.
Minnesota swept Ohio State, winning 6-3 on Friday and 4-1 on Saturday.
Although it won't officially count in the record books, the Minnesota men's hockey team lost an exhibition match in heartbreaking fashion to U.S. National Under-18 team, 2-1.
Playing hockey outdoors against the backdrop of the Minneapolis skyline is a unique opportunity for any player, but it holds special meaning for local Gophers.