MINNESOTA SPORTS ROUND-UP: Minnesota men's hockey team ties Michigan State
EAST LANSING, Mich - The first shoot-out in BIg Ten hockey history went to Michigan State as the Spartans claimed the extra point for winning it over No.1 ranked Minnesota Friday evening at the Munn Ice Center.
The game ended in OT as a 2-2 tie. Villiam Haag's goal at 5:56 tied the score for the Spartans. Minnesota got goals from Taylor Cammarata and Justin Kloos. Adam Wilcox made 31 saves while State's goalie Jake Hildebrand made 44. The series concludes this afternoon at 3 p.m.
Curtis McElhinney posted 20 saves for his first shutout of the season as the Columbus Blue Jackets dominated the Minnesota Wild, 4-0. McElhinney is the No. 1 goaltender in Columbus for the next several weeks, as reigning Vezina Trophy winner Sergei Bobrovsky is out with a groin strain he suffered in Tuesday's 1-0 victory over Tampa Bay. The two goaltenders combined for 26 stops in the win, and McElhinney's shutout on Friday gave the team its first back-to-back shutouts since Nov. 2010. R.J. Umberger and Nick Foligno posted a goal and an assist, while Cam Atkinson and Boone Jenner also scored for the Blue Jackets, who have won three of four.
The University of Minnesota women's volleyball team easily beat Radford 3-0 in the first round of the NCAA Division I Tournament Friday evening at the Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis. The No. 10 ranked Golden Gophers improve to 28-6 overall and will take on Colorado tonight a 7 p.m. at home in a second-round match. Ashley Wittman had seven kills and 16 digs for the U. Teammate Tori Dixon had 12 kills and five blocks.