Gophers perspective

Some firsts:

• First loss since Nov. 17, 2013 (3-2 to North Dakota at Ridder Arena). They had been on a 25-0-1 run since then. Before the UND loss they had won 62 in a row.

• First road loss since Jan. 13, 2012 (4-2 at Minnesota Duluth). They had won an NCAA-record 44 straight games on the road, including neutral sites).

• First NCAA tournament loss (and first loss outside the WCHA) since March 12, 2011 (4-1 at Boston College in the quarterfinals). They had won eight straight tournament games.

• First time giving up five goals in a game since March 5, 2011 (5-4 overtime loss to Wisconsin in the WCHA championship game at Ridder Arena).

• First loss ever to Clarkson. They had beaten the Golden Knights five times.