Penn State rallies past Vermont
•PENN STATE 4, VERMONT 2: Trailing 2-1, the Nittany Lions (13-7-4) scored three goals in the third period to beat the Catamounts (15-9-2) in the Philadelphia College Faceoff. Scott Conway tied the score 2-2 on a power-play goal at 4:08. David Thompson's first goal of the season was the winner with 3:09 left. David Goodwin added an empty-net goal with 1:08 to play. P.J. Musico stopped 33 shots for Penn State, Mike Santaguida 35 for Vermont. The Gophers still have two series with the Nittany Lions, at Penn State on Feb. 20-21 and home March 13-14.
•NORTH DAKOTA 4, OMAHA 3 (OT): For the second night in a row, this series went into overtime. This time No. 1 UND (19-6-2, 10-5-1 NCHC) won on Brendan O'Donnell's 10th goal at 2:04. Mark MacMillan had two goals for North Dakota, Jake Guentzel — the son of Gophers associate head coach Mike Guentzel — had two for No. 5 Omaha (16-7-3, 10-5-1) which won on Friday. UND led by one goal three times, but the Mavericks tied it every time. Brian Cooper's power-play goal at 16:16 of the third made it 3-all. Zane McIntyre had 31 saves for UND, Ryan Massa 38 for Omaha. The series split leaves the two teams with identical conference records, but Omaha is alone in first place with 32 points to North Dakota's 31 because it has an extra point for a shootout win.
•MINNESOTA STATE MANKATO 5, FERRIS STATE 1: Bryce Gervais scored two power-play goals to lead the No. 3 Mavericks (21-5-1, 17-2-1 WCHA) over the visiting Bulldogs (11-15-1, 8-10). Max Gaede, Michael Huntebrinker and Brad McClure also had goals for MSU Mankato, which outshot Ferris State 35-18. The Mavericks won both games of the series by the same score. The sweep gives MSU Mankato a four-point lead over Michigan Tech in the conference race.
•BEMIDJI STATE 2, BOWLING GREEN 2 (OT): Brenan Harms scored with 55 seconds left in the third period to give the host Beavers (10-12-4, 6-8-4) a tie with the No. 6 Falcons (15-6-5, 11-4-3). Matt Prapavessis started Bemidji State's comeback with a goal at 16:55 of the third. Michael Bitzer made 23 saves for Bemidji State, which won the series opener 5-2.
•DENVER 3, MINNESOTA DULUTH 2: Quentin Shore and Joey LaLeggia scores 2:18 apart early in the second period to lead the No. 11 Pioneers (15-8-1, 8-6 NCHC) over No. 7 UMD (14-10-1, 8-6-1) in Denver.
•ST. CLOUD STATE 7, COLORADO COLLEGE 1: Jonny Brodzinski had two goals and one assist and Kalle Kossila had one goal and three assists to lead the Huskies (11-13-1, 6-8-1) over the host Tigers (5-17-1, 1-12-1).