No. 1 St. Cloud State and unranked Miami (Ohio) tied 4-4 on Friday night in an NCHC game that began with each team scoring three times in the opening period.
The visiting Huskies took a 4-3 lead on Patrick Newell’s eighth goal of the season with 1 minute, 2 seconds left in the second period. The RedHawks tied the game on Casey Gilling’s unassisted goal at 12:54 of the third.
Neither team scored in the two overtimes, which led to a shootout that St. Cloud State won on sophomore forward Blake Lizotte’s goal for an extra point in the conference standings.
Robby Jackson had two goals for SCSU in the first five minutes of the game.
No. 2 Minnesota Duluth 5, No. 15 North Dakota 0: Kobe Roth scored two power-play goals and Hunter Shepard stopped 22 shots to lead UMD over the visiting Fighting Hawks.
Michigan St. 4, No. 14 Michigan 3: After falling behind 3-2 early in the third period, the host Spartans rallied to win when Nick Pastujov tied the score in the third minute of the period and Mitchell Lewandowski got the winner in the 10th.
No. 6 Penn State 3, Wisconsin 3 (2 OTs): Evan Barratt’s 11th goal of the season for the Nittany Lions with 1:17 left in the second period tied the score at 3-all and neither team scored again through two overtimes. Brock Caufield had two goals for the host Badgers. Alex Limoges of Penn State scored in a shootout to give his team an extra point in the Big Ten standings.
No. 8 Notre Dame 5, Rensselaer 1: Alex Steeves scored twice to lead the Irish over the visiting Engineers.
No. 4 MSU Mankato 4, No. 20 Lake Superior 2: The Mavericks took a 3-0 lead in the opening period and held on to beat the host Lakers. Walker Duehr had MSU Mankato’s first and third goals of the game and between them Connor Mackey scored on a power play.
Michigan Tech 3, Bemidji State 3 (2 OTs): Jack Lucchini’s goal at 1:34 of the second overtime — played 3-on-3 — enabled the Huskies to edge the visiting Beavers for the extra point in the conference standings, although the result will officially be a tie. Charlie Combs scored twice for Bemidji State.