Gophers rally to tie North Dakota

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Jan 20, 2013 at 9:16 am

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (KNSI) Top-ranked Minnesota erased a two-goal deficit in the last 10 minutes to earn a 4-4 tie with North Dakota on Saturday in the last Western Collegiate Hockey Association game between the long-time rivals.

Trailing 4-2, the Golden Gophers (17-3-4, 9-3-4) got a goal from Nick Bjugstad at 11:10 of the third period and the tying goal by Nate Condon at 17:02. Condon also had an assist.

Minnesota extended its unbeaten streak to 10 games but had its six-game winning streak stopped.

North Dakota (13-7-4, 8-4-4) went up 4-2 on Drake Caggiula's goal at 7:20 of the third period.

Rocco Grimaldi had a goal and an assist and had a shot clang off the post in overtime.

UND goalie Zane Gothberg had 31 saves, including one in overtime. Minnesota's Adam Wilcox had 22 saves in Minneapolis.

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