Minnesota Skates Past Boston University, 5-1
Sophomore forward Sarah Potomak posts goal and two assists for Gophers

Sophomore forward Sarah Potomak posts goal and two assists for Gophers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 1:48  MIN1-0 PP Megan Wolfe (5)Kelly Pannek/27, Sarah Potomak/17
1st 6:35  MIN2-0 SH GW Kate Schipper (5) -
1st 7:47  MIN3-0 EV Sarah Potomak (12)Nicole Schammel/3, Kelly Pannek/28
2nd 16:30  MIN4-0 EV Cara Piazza (4)Kate Schipper/8, Megan Wolfe/5
3rd 11:07  BU1-4 EV Mary Parker (17) -
3rd 13:36  MIN5-1 EV Lee Stecklein (1)Sarah Potomak/18, Kelly Pannek/29
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Minnesota  3115
Boston University  0011
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Minnesota  15161950
Boston University  57315
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Minnesota (15-2-2)  1/4 2/4 1
Boston University (11-7-1)  0/2 4/8 0
Minnesota Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Sidney Peters (W, 15-2-2)60:001 57214
Boston University Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Victoria Hanson (L, 8-4-0)59:555 12151845
Empty Net0:050     

BOSTON, Mass. - Five different Gophers scored goals and Kelly Pannek and Sarah Potomak led the way with three points each as the No. 2 University of Minnesota women's hockey team skated to a 5-1 win over Boston University Friday night.

Minnesota (15-2-2, 12-2-2-2 WCHA) scored three goals in the first period before adding two more in the final stanza in its first-ever road game at the Terriers' Walter Brown Arena. The Gophers outshot BU, 50-15, for the game.

Pannek (3a) and Potomak (1g-2a) led the Gophers while seniors Kate Schipper and Megan Wolfe also recorded multiple points with one goal and one assist each. Cara Piazza and Lee Stecklein also added goals from the Gophers, and Sidney Peters finished with 14 saves for the Maroon & Gold.

Boston University (11-7-1, 7-6-0 Hockey East) received its lone goal from Mary Parker while Victoria Hanson made 45 saves in net for the Terriers. Former Gopher Nina Rodgers, who transferred to BU this season, faced her old team, tallying one shot on goal.

"Tonight was a really good win against a really good team," head coach Brad Frost said. "Obviously the start that we had getting three in the first there was really big for us. We were able to continue to build on that in the second and third. Overall, we're really happy with the win in a tough place to play and looking forward to tomorrow."

"We knew they were a good team, especially offensively," Potomak said. "We prepared well in practice and our coaches prepared us well for this game so we were fired up and excited to play a team that we haven't played before."

Minnesota got on the board just 1:48 into the first period with a power-play goal by Wolfe. Schipper then doubled the Gophers' lead with a shorthanded tally at the 6:35 mark of the opening frame, and Potomak scored her 12th of the year just 1:12 later.

Piazza netted her fourth goal of the game with 3:30 remaining in the second period. Despite BU taking back-to-back penalties in the final five minutes of the period, the Gophers could not extend their lead and took a 4-0 advantage into the second intermission.

"After the first period, they were really aggressive on the forecheck and they changed it to a trap, which afftected us," Potomak said. "After the second period we talked about that and were able to counteract it and come back stronger in the third."

The third period saw BU spoil Peters shutout with Parker's goal at the 11:07 mark, but Minnesota responded with Stecklein's first goal of the year with 6:24 remaining. The Gophers outshot the Terriers, 19-3, over the final 20 minutes.

"I think at times we got a little too cute with the puck and not getting it deep, turning pucks over, that's one of the reasons that led to many of the chances they had," Frost said. "That kind of bothered us last week when we turned the puck over as well, so just keeping it a little more simple and getting traffic to the net."

Minnesota was one-for-four on the power play while holding BU scoreless on two power play opportunities.

The Gophers and Terriers wrap up this weekend's series at 2 p.m. CT Saturday afternoon.