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MINNESOTA SPORTS ROUND-UP: Gophers win fourth straight

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MINNEAPOLIS - (SportsNetwork.com) - David Cobb ran for 139 yards and a touchdown, as the Minnesota Golden Gophers claimed a 24-10 win over the Penn State Nittany Lions in a Big Ten Conference tussle at TCF Bank Stadium.

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Cobb also tallied three catches for 30 yards in the win to help the Golden Gophers (8-2, 4-2 Big Ten) earn their fourth straight conference victory, a feat they have not accomplished since 1973. Philip Nelson threw for 186 yards and a TD, and he also ran for 40 yards and a score. Zach Zwinak ran for a game-high 150 yards and a touchdown for the Nittany Lions (5-4, 2-3), who were unable to build on last week's overtime win against Illinois. Christian Hackenberg completed 14-of-25 passes for 163 yards, while Allen Robinson finished with seven catches for 63 yards.   MInnesota is off next weekend.

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 Jason Pominville netted his 200th career goal and scored in the shootout to give the Minnesota Wild a 3-2 edge over the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. Neither team could break a 2-2 tie in overtime. All three Minnesota shooters scored in the shootout. Zach Parise led off going in with a leg kick, moving from backhand to forehand to easily beat Jason Peters. After Riley Nash rang a shot off the post for Carolina, Mikko Koivu quickly lifted a backhand shot into the net. Chris Terry kept Carolina in it with a backhander over Josh Harding. Pominville faked Peters and slipped the puck through the fivehole to give Minnesota the shootout win after losing to Washington, 3-2, in a shootout on Thursday. Justin Fontaine lit the lamp for Minnesota's other goal during regulation. Harding stopped 27-of-29 shots to give the Wild their fourth win in their last five contests. 

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Jake Bischoff scored the game-winning goals as the No. 1 ranked University of Minnesota men's hockey team split their weekend series with Notre Dame with a 5-4 win Saturday evening in South Bend, Ind. Minnesota led 3-2 after the first period and 4-2 in the third before the Fighting Irish tied the game at 4-4 at the end of the second period. Hudson Fasching had two Golden Gopher goals while Taylor Cammarata had a goal and an assist on Bischoff's winning goal. Mario Lucia had two goals and an assist for Notre Dame. Gopher goalie Adam Wilcox made 29 saves. Minnesota improves to 6-1-1 overall.

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The University of Minnesota's women's hockey team needed two third period goals to beat St. Cloud State 4-3 for their 61st straight win Saturday at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in St. Cloud, Minn. Scoring the tying and game-winning goals for the No. 1 ranked Golden Gophers were Dani Cameranesi and Millica McMillen. SCSU took a 2-0 after the first period but the U's Sarah Davis tied the score in the second period with a pair of goals. Both Davis and McMillen had assists. Gopher goalie Amanda Leveille made 17 saves. Minnesotas still outshot the Huskies 36-20.

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