Maine 5, Minnesota 4
Mar. 24, 2001
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) _ Robert Liscak scored his 11th goal of the season at 13:04 in overtime Friday to lift Maine over Minnesota 5-4 in the first round of the NCAA Eastern Regional Division I hockey tournament.
With the victory, Maine advances to a second-round match against Boston College on Saturday night.
In Friday's first game, Colorado College beat St. Lawrence 3-2 in double overtime. Colorado will play North Dakota in Saturday's first game, with the winners of Saturday's games advancing to the Frozen Four April 5-7 in Albany, N.Y.
It was the fifth time in the tournament's history that both games at the same site went into overtime.
Todd Jackson set up the winning goal when his shot bounced off the stick of Minnesota goalie Adam Hauser. Liscak got the rebound and backhanded the game winner into the goal.
``This is the fourth time in the span of a month and a half that we have come from behind to win a game in overtime,'' said Maine coach Shawn Walsh. ``We are beginning to look like a team of destiny.''
Matt Yeats made 40 saves for Maine.
Michael Schutte sent the game into overtime when he shoved the puck past Minnesota goalie Adam Hauser with 2.7 seconds left in regulation.
Johnny Pohl gave Minnesota a 1-0 lead at 7:50 of the first period. Maine tied the game on Todd Jackson's power-play goal with six seconds left in the first.
Grant Potulny's goal for Minnesota at 8:44 of the second period was matched by Maine's Lucas Lawson two minutes later. Maine took its first lead of the game, 3-2, on a power-play goal by Doug Janik at 2:58 of the second.
Potulny's second goal of the game, on a Minnesota power play, tied the game 3-3 at 7:02 of the third. Two minutes later, Erik Westrum put the Gophers on top 4-3 on a one-timer from the right faceoff circle.