Leon Bristedt's second goal of the game, 1 minute, 57 seconds into overtime, gave the Gophers a 4-3 comeback victory Friday over Clarkson in Potsdam, N.Y., in nonconference college hockey.
No. 12 Minnesota (3-2) fell behind 3-0 in the opening period but scored two power-play goals in the middle period, and captain Justin Kloos scored early in the third to tie the score.
The game-winner for Bristedt, a junior from Stockholm, was his third goal of the season. Freshman Rem Pitlick got the lone assist.
This was a complete turnaround of fortunes for the Gophers from a week ago. Last Friday at Mariucci Arena, the Gophers squandered a 5-2 lead against St. Cloud State in the third period and lost 6-5 in overtime.
Although shots were even at 11 in the opening period at Clarkson's Cheel Arena, the Golden Knights (3-3-1) built a big lead. Kelly Summers scored at 5:53, and then they scored twice more in the final minutes. Sheldon Rempal made it 2-0 with 3:04 in the period, and Haralds Egle got a power-play goal with 16 seconds left.
Mike Szmatula and Bristedt scored power-play goals 2:03 apart in the middle of the period to get the Gophers within 3-2.
Justin Kloos' unassisted goal at 4:11 of the third period tied the score.
Eric Schierhorn made 19 saves for the Gophers, including the only one in overtime. Jake Kielly, a freshman from Edina, made 32 saves for the Golden Knights. He was the ECAC goalie of the week after Clarkson tied No. 14 Providence and upset No. 5 UMass-Lowell. But the first shot in overtime by the Gophers got past him.
The Gophers had been 3-0 against Clarkson, in three NCAA tournament games.
Minnesota will play at No. 18 St. Lawrence at 6 p.m. Saturday in Canton, N.Y.
The Saints lost 5-2 to visiting Wisconsin on Friday night, falling to 3-4.