Sophomore forward Sarah Potomak had a goal and an assist and goalie Sidney Peters made 28 saves as the No. 2 Gopher women’s hockey team played to a second-straight 2-2 overtime tie with No. 9 North Dakota in Grand Forks, N.D., on Saturday afternoon.
And Minnesota, just like Friday, picked up an extra point in the WCHA standings with a shootout win, 2-1 this time.
Minnesota (11-1-2, 9-1-2-2 conference) surrendered the first goal of the game for the eighth time this season when UND took a 1-0 lead at the 6:18 mark of the first period when Emma Nuutinen redirected a shot past Peters.
The Gophers answered less than two minutes later. Megan Wolfe tied the score at 1-1 with a power-play goal set up by Lee Stecklein and Potomak. Potomak sent a cross-ice pass to Wolfe, who was open on the backdoor and knocked the puck past UND netminder Lexie Shaw.
North Dakota (6-4-4, 5-4-3-1) regained the lead on Hallie Theodosopoulos’s goal at the 8:30 mark of the middle period. Her snipe from the right faceoff dot was assisted by Ryleigh Houston.
Early in the third period, Potomak buried a feed from Kelly Pannek on a rush into the UND zone at the 2:38.