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The Wolverines swept Minnesota at Yost to earn Red Berenson's 800th career win

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The night started with a familiar beginning when Minnesota took a 1-0 lead midway through the first period, but when it looked like the Wolverines would need to grind out another win like the night before, the team's centers came alive and shut the door early.

Travis Lynch and Andrew Copp got things started scoring two minutes apart, while Zach Hyman and JT Compher would follow suit with two more 30 seconds of each other.

With Adam Wilcox pulled, the celebration started just a bit too early for what would become the 800th win of Berenson's career, however, he was quick to dismiss it. "It became too much of a conversation piece and it's not really about me" Berenson said postgame.

With the Wolverines leading 4-1, neither team was finished as they would trade goals three separate times. "I call that Holiday Hockey, the game got out of control." Said Berenson after the game.

Minnesota would get within two goals, but it was too late in the game to get any closer.

The game was not however without it's downturns, when the Wolverines lost goaltender Steve Racine and center Travis Lynch. Racine left the game at the halfway point and had trouble putting weight on his leg, and Lynch left the game after blocking a shot.

There won't be a celebration from Berenson for his individual accomplishment, but the team took a big step forward this weekend that everyone can be excited about.

Up Next: The Wolverines head to Columbus for a Friday game against Ohio State