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Serratore making his goals count; he has three game-winners

Posted by: Roman Augustoviz under Gophers, Men's hockey Updated: December 8, 2012 - 2:30 PM

Junior forward Tom Serratore has five goals this season -- and three have been game-winners, including his goal Friday at Colorado College.

Serratore scored early in the third period of the Gophers' 4-2 victory over Colorado College. Serratore, usually a fourth line winger is tied for the team lead in game-winners with Kyle Rau.

Serratore is tied for fourth on the team in goals and he is finding the net better than anyone on the team when he shoots. He has five goals on 17 shots, a .294 percentage.

THE DON SAYS

"We are still not finishing enough for me," Gophers coach Don Lucia said on his weekly radio show this week. "We need to do a better job of winning the third period."

The Gophers won the third period Friday by a 2-0 margin.

He said the identity of this team is showing itself. "I don't think we will be an extremely high-scoring team," Lucia said. "We have a good goalie, strong specialty teams play and a good defense."

All those strengths showed up on Friday.

* Lucia lived in Colorado Springs for six years before taking the job at Minnesota. He said he would like to get CC on the Gophers' schedule. Not every year, but every few years, he said.

He said the Tigers are an up-tempo, very highly skilled team this season. "Their seniors are having great years and they lead the league in scoring," Lucia said.

CC had scored three goals or more in its past seven games until Friday.

THREE STARS

Named the three stars of the game were:

1. Sam Warning. The sophomore left wing for the Gophers had gone the first 10 games of this season without a goal. Then, in his third game back after an upper-body injury which kept him out nine game, he potted two goals. He was supposed to be a scorer. So this was a good sign.

2. Zach Budish. The redshirt junior winger and Gophers captain had an empty-net goal at the end and an assist. He was a plus-2 for the game.

3. Archie Skalbeck. The junior forward from Hopkins had a goal and an assist for CC. He was a plus-1, had two shots on net. The goal was his seventh of the season.

ETC.

* Junior center Erik Haula and junior defensemen Nate Schmidt led the Gophers with five shots on net. Next is sophomore forward Seth Ambroz with four. ... Schmidt was also a plus-4. He had the best plus/minus number on the team, Nick Bjugstad had the worst, a minus-2.

* Seven different Gophers had two-minute minor penalties. Two were for unsportsmanlike conduct -- Ben Marshall and Kyle Rau -- and one was for roughing -- Seth Helgeson. ... The Gophers were 0 for 2 on the power play, CC 0 for 4.

Friday's WCHA results

at Minnesota Duluth 4, Bemidji State 2

Michigan Tech 1 at Wisconsin 1 OT

at Minnesota State 3, Alaska Anchorage 1

Denver 2 at North Dakota 2 OT

Nebraska Omaha 6, at St. Cloud State 5

Minnesota 4, at Colorado College 2

Visitors were 2-2-2 this night. ... I am 4-2 on my WCHA picks (counting ties as a 1/2 win, 1/2 loss).

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Los Angeles - LP: C. Frias 2 FINAL
Colorado - WP: J. De La Rosa 16
San Francisco - WP: S. Romo 4 FINAL
Arizona - LP: A. Reed 2
Boston - LP: C. Buchholz 1 FINAL
Pittsburgh - WP: F. Liriano 9
Toronto - LP: J. Happ 1 FINAL
Baltimore - WP: B. Norris 6
Washington - LP: R. Detwiler 1 FINAL
Atlanta - WP: A. Wood 3
Miami - WP: H. Alvarez 4 FINAL
NY Mets - LP: D. Gee 3
NY Yankees - WP: B. McCarthy 3 FINAL
Tampa Bay - LP: A. Cobb 2
Cincinnati - LP: D. Corcino 1 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - WP: K. Hendricks 3
Chicago WSox - LP: C. Sale 2 FINAL
Kansas City - WP: Y. Ventura 6
Cleveland - WP: C. Carrasco 2 FINAL
Houston - LP: B. Oberholtzer 0
Detroit - LP: D. Price 4 FINAL
Minnesota - WP: K. Gibson 8
Milwaukee - LP: M. Fiers 0 FINAL
St. Louis - WP: A. Wainwright 2
Seattle 0 Top 7th Inning
LA Angels 0
Texas 0 Top 6th Inning
Oakland 1
Philadelphia 5 Top 6th Inning
San Diego 1
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Atlanta
San Diego 9/21/14 12:00 PM
Buffalo
Dallas 9/21/14 12:00 PM
St. Louis
Washington 9/21/14 12:00 PM
Philadelphia
Houston 9/21/14 12:00 PM
NY Giants
Minnesota 9/21/14 12:00 PM
New Orleans
Tennessee 9/21/14 12:00 PM
Cincinnati
Baltimore 9/21/14 12:00 PM
Cleveland
Green Bay 9/21/14 12:00 PM
Detroit
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Jacksonville
Oakland 9/21/14 12:00 PM
New England
San Francisco 9/21/14 3:05 PM
Arizona
Denver 9/21/14 3:25 PM
Seattle
Kansas City 9/21/14 3:25 PM
Miami
Pittsburgh 9/21/14 7:30 PM
Carolina
Chicago 9/22/14 7:30 PM
NY Jets
(5) Auburn 9/18/14 6:30 PM
(20) Kansas State
Connecticut 9/19/14 7:00 PM
So Florida
Old Dominion 9/20/14 11:00 AM
Rice
Troy 9/20/14 11:00 AM
(13) Georgia
Georgia Tech 9/20/14 11:00 AM
Virginia Tech
Eastern Mich 9/20/14 11:00 AM
(11) Michigan State
Iowa 9/20/14 11:00 AM
Pittsburgh
Bowling Green 9/20/14 11:00 AM
(19) Wisconsin
Maryland 9/20/14 11:30 AM
Syracuse
Tulane 9/20/14 11:30 AM
Duke
Hawaii 9/20/14 1:00 PM
Colorado
Marshall 9/20/14 1:00 PM
Akron
North Carolina 9/20/14 2:30 PM
East Carolina
Army 9/20/14 2:30 PM
Wake Forest
Virginia 9/20/14 2:30 PM
(21) BYU
(6) Texas A&M 9/20/14 2:30 PM
SMU
Rutgers 9/20/14 2:30 PM
Navy
Central Mich 9/20/14 2:30 PM
Kansas
Utah 9/20/14 2:30 PM
Michigan
Florida 9/20/14 2:30 PM
(3) Alabama
Louisville 9/20/14 2:30 PM
FIU
Fla Atlantic 9/20/14 3:00 PM
Wyoming
Indiana 9/20/14 3:00 PM
(18) Missouri
San Jose St 9/20/14 3:00 PM
Minnesota
Texas State 9/20/14 3:00 PM
Illinois
Massachusetts 9/20/14 3:00 PM
Penn State
Georgia State 9/20/14 5:00 PM
Washington
Appalachian St 9/20/14 6:00 PM
Southern Miss
Miss State 9/20/14 6:00 PM
(8) LSU
Northern Ill 9/20/14 6:00 PM
Arkansas
Middle Tennessee 9/20/14 6:00 PM
Memphis
Utah State 9/20/14 6:00 PM
Arkansas State
Miami-Ohio 9/20/14 6:00 PM
Cincinnati
Idaho 9/20/14 6:00 PM
Ohio U
Ball State 9/20/14 6:00 PM
Toledo
(14) So Carolina 9/20/14 6:30 PM
Vanderbilt
(4) Oklahoma 9/20/14 6:30 PM
West Virginia
Ga Southern 9/20/14 6:30 PM
South Alabama
UNLV 9/20/14 7:00 PM
Houston
(22) Clemson 9/20/14 7:00 PM
(1) Florida State
Miami-Florida 9/20/14 7:00 PM
(24) Nebraska
New Mexico 9/20/14 7:00 PM
New Mexico St
California 9/20/14 9:00 PM
Arizona
Louisiana 9/20/14 9:30 PM
Boise State
(2) Oregon 9/20/14 9:30 PM
Washington St
San Diego St 9/20/14 9:30 PM
Oregon State
Toronto 9/19/14 9:00 PM
Brt Columbia
Edmonton 9/20/14 6:00 PM
Hamilton
Calgary 9/21/14 12:00 PM
Montreal
Ottawa 9/21/14 3:00 PM
Saskatchewan
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