Michigan, Michigan State swept out of Big Ten hockey tournament

The Detroit News
Michigan forward Adam Winborg scored the team's only goal Saturday.

Minnesota scored three unanswered goals in the first period to seize firm control of its Big Ten tournament game with visiting Michigan Saturday, and went on to win 4-1, sweeping the first-round series two games to none.

Rem Pitlick had a goal in the first period and another in the second, and Scott Reedy had a goal and an assist for the Gophers (18-15-4). Tommy Novak scored the first Minnesota goal 5:25 into the game.

Adam Winborg scored for Michigan (13-16-7) at the 13:39 mark of the third period, but the Wolverines would get no closer.

The loss, coupled with Minnesota's 3-2, overtime victory Friday night, ends Michigan's season.

(At) Notre Dame 2, Michigan State 0: Pierce Crawford and Graham Slaggert scored for Notre Dame (20-13-3), which won the series 2-0. Michigan State finished 12-19-5.