Minnesota couldn’t hold on to an early lead as No. 16 Notre Dame scored three unanswered goals to sink the Gophers 3-2 on Friday night.
A pair of first period goals by Brannon McManus and Nathan Burke gave the Gophers a 2-0 advantage but Notre Dame responded in the second, scoring two goals to lock the game at 2-2.
Notre Dame’s Colin Theisen tallied his second goal of the night at 8:01 in the third period to give the Fighting Irish the win in the series opener.
Minnesota goaltender Mat Robson made 28 saves.