Gophers Hockey Beats Notre Dame

Created: 01/08/2013 9:47 PM KSTP.com

Top-ranked Minnesota jumped out to an early lead and coasted to a 4-1 win over second-ranked Notre Dame on Tuesday in men's college hockey.

Sam Warning, Nate Condon and Zach Budish each had a goal and an assist apiece as the Gophers (14-3-3) ran their unbeaten streak to six games.
 
Minnesota needed just 1:21 to take the lead for good, scoring on Condon's goal past a screened Steve Summerhays. Minnesota went up 2-0 on Warning's goal six minutes later.
 
Both Summerhays and Minnesota goalie Adam Wilcox made 22 saves.
 
Christian Isackson also scored for Minnesota. Budish's goal was an empty-netter in the closing seconds.
 
Notre Dame (14-5-0) was playing its first game in 24 days. The Fighting Irish had their six-game winning streak snapped.
 
Jeff Costello scored for the Irish.
 
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