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.