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Updated: November 9th, 2013 9:27pm
Hudson Fasching propels Gophers to series split at Notre Dame

Hudson Fasching propels Gophers to series split at Notre Dame

by Nate Sandell
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One night after being handed its first loss of the season, the Gophers hockey team rebounded with a 5-4 road win Saturday night to earn a series split with Notre Dame.

Jake Bischoff scored the eventual game-winning goal just under nine minutes into the third period, staving off an aggressive rally by the Irish.

Able to net only one goal Friday off Norte Dame goaltender Steve Summerhays, the Gophers (6-1-1) came after him and the Irish early. Taylor Cammarata open their scoring run in a wild first period, followed by the first of Hudson Fasching's two goals.

Notre Dame responded a few minutes later and proceeded to trade goals with the Gophers for the rest of the period, with Minnesota holding a 4-2 lead at the first intermission.

The Irish rallied back in the second, boosted by Mario Lucia's second goal of the night, to tie the game at four apiece. But the Gophers were put in front for good after Bischoff broke through.

Minnesota goalie Adam Wilcox made 29 saves in the win.

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