STAR TRIBUNE’S THREE STARS

1. Eric Schierhorn, Gophers: The junior goalie made 34 saves.

2. Rem Pitlick, Gophers: A goal and an assist for the sophomore wing from Shattuck St. Mary’s.

3. Steve Johnson, Gophers: The senior defenseman picked an opportune time for his first goal in 49 games.

BY THE NUMBERS

10 Shots on goal for North Dakota in six power-play chances.

33.3 Minnesota’s penalty-kill success rate entering the game, ranking 50th in the nation.

JOE CHRISTENSEN