Gophers Hockey Beats Michigan State in Season Opener

Created: 10/12/2012 8:43 PM KSTP.com

Second-ranked Minnesota scored three times in the first period and coasted to a 5-1 men's college hockey win over Michigan State on Friday.

Ben Marshall, Nick Bjugstad and Christian Isackson had a goal each in the first 14 minutes of the Gophers' (1-0-0) season opener.
 
Erik Haula and Travis Boyd added goals for Minnesota, which got 25 saves by goalie Michael Shibrowski.
 
Shibrowski lost his shutout bid on a goal by the Spartans' (0-1-0) Tanner Sorenson at 15:59 of the third.
 
Michigan State goalie Will Yanakeff had 37 saves.
 
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