Jason Gonzalez has covered an array of sports at all levels over the last nine years. He learned ice hockey, however, long before — during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah (his hometown). He got a close up look of legendary Gophers alum Herb Brooks and other Minnesota hockey greats. Jason has been with the Star Tribune since 2012.

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Gophers continue to break scoring droughts + video

Posted by: Jason Gonzalez Updated: January 25, 2014 - 12:10 AM

Individual Gophers continue to break out of scoring droughts. 

Hudson Fasching broke an 11-game goal-less streak with a power-play goal in the second period of Friday night's 4-1 victory over St. Cloud State.

The first-line freshman forward hadn’t scored a goal since Nov. 16 against Minnesota State. He scored six goals in the first 10 games of his collegiate career before falling into a drought.

“We talked about how our team goes through different guys going through droughts, so it’s good to see Hudson get a goal,” Gophers coach Don Lucia said. “He hasn’t scored a goal in a while.”

The goal was off a rebound of Travis Boyd’s slap shot. Fasching pushed in the loose puck while falling backward for a 3-1 lead.

Fasching also assisted a power-play goal in the first period. It’s his fourth two-point night of the season, the last also coming on Nov. 16.

Friday's game story

• Michael Brodzinski wasn’t able to keep his brother from scoring, but he will enjoy pestering Jonny Brodzinski about the Gophers' victory over the Huskies.

Jonny Brodzinski got off 11 shots, but could only get one by Gophers goaltender Adam Wilcox. Here’s his reaction to Wilcox’s career-best effort of 38 saves.

"We just decided to get pucks low and get him moving. He's a great goaltender and it's tough to get pucks by him. … This entire game I felt like we played one of our best hockey games in the last couple. I felt like we played a pretty good hockey game and let's kind of forget about it going into tomorrow."

• The Gophers were 2-for-2 on their power play Friday night. They continue to make strides in specialty teams after a historically bad start to this part of their game.

Gophers goaltender Adam Wilcox:

Gophers coach Don Lucia:

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