Boston – The Gophers women’s hockey team rallied for two goals in the last six minutes to tie Boston University, but the Terriers won the nonconference game 6-5 Saturday on Natalie Flynn’s goal 1 minute, 40 seconds into overtime.
It was the second goal of the game — and season — for Flynn.
Trailing 5-3 going into the third period, No. 2 Minnesota (15-3-2) tied the score on goals by Kelly Pannek on a power play at 14:52 and defenseman Lee Stecklein at 18:22.
The Gophers outshot Boston U 49-22 overall — 21-4 in the third — but Flynn scored on the first shot of the extra period.
“I’m proud of our team and the way they battled back from two goals down in the first and then two goals down in the third to come back and tie it up and give ourselves a chance,” Gophers coach Brad Frost said. “Unfortunately, we couldn’t find the one to take the lead.”
The Terriers (12-7-1), who lost the series opener 5-1, took a 2-0 lead in the first seven minutes of the game. But Sarah Potomak and Kate Schipper of the Gophers tied the score with a pair of power-play goals 32 seconds apart in the middle of the opening period.
Boston U. showed it could score two goals in quick succession early in the second when former Gopher Nina Rodgers and Flynn beat Sidney Peters 50 seconds apart to give the home team a 4-2 lead. Before the period ended, Lindsey Agnew of the Gophers and Samantha Sutherland of the Terriers, on a power play, each found the net, making it 5-3.
Peters had 16 saves, the Terriers’ Erin O’Neill 44.
Besides her goal, Pannek, a junior center, also had two assists in extending her point streak to 16 games.