In the biggest game of the year with first place in the Big Ten on the line, this game lived up to it's billing.
The Wolverines started the scoring early when Minnesota defenseman Jack Glover threw a puck up the middle of his defensive zone that hit Justin Selman on the tape. Selman lifted a saucer pass to Cooper Marody who found himself all alone with Eric Schierhorn and deposited the puck into the net.
The Gophers would get the next two goals. The first on a Vinni Lettieri shot from way out that redirected 15 feet away from Racine and into the net. The second goal came from Bristedt launching a puck from outside of the zone that took a bounce by Racine.
Racine would bounce back well and keep the Wolverines in the game long enough for the forwards to get the tying goal. Of course, it came from Michigan's top line; with Kyle Connor streaking down the right side he lifted a pass over the sticks of two Gophers towards Tyler Motte, who didn't even wait for the puck to touch the ice before ripping it over the shoulder of Schierhorn at an impossible angle.
Both goaltenders put on a clinic for the rest of regulation to send it to overtime tied 2-2. In the end it just wasn't Steve Racine's night and the Gophers would win the game in overtime on a long shot from Hudson Fasching.
For a brief moment the Wolverines controlled their own fate. Now they'll need the Gophers to drop a game for any chance at a regular season conference title.