|1st||1:42||BU||1-0||EV||Victoria Bach (12)||Natasza Tarnowski/2|
|1st||6:49||BU||2-0||EV||Abby Cook (2)||Samantha Sutherland/8, Maddie Elia/11|
|1st||11:37||MIN||1-2||PP||Sarah Potomak (13)||Kelly Pannek/30, Megan Wolfe/6|
|1st||12:09||MIN||2-2||PP||Kate Schipper (6)||Kelly Pannek/31, Megan Wolfe/7|
|2nd||4:33||BU||3-2||EV||Nina Rodgers (5)||-|
|2nd||5:23||BU||4-2||EV||Natalie Flynn (1)||Deziray De Sousa/5|
|2nd||10:36||MIN||3-4||EV||Lindsay Agnew (3)||Sydney Baldwin/7|
|2nd||18:00||BU||5-3||PP||Samantha Sutherland (10)||Maddie Elia/12, Alexis Crossley/9|
|3rd||14:52||MIN||4-5||PP||Kelly Pannek (9)||Cara Piazza/2, Megan Wolfe/8|
|3rd||18:22||MIN||5-5||EV||Lee Stecklein (2)||Nicole Schammel/4, Caitlin Reilly/4|
|OT||1:40||BU||6-5||EV GW||Natalie Flynn (2)||Natasza Tarnowski/3|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||OT||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston University (12-7-1)||1/3||4/8||0|
|Sidney Peters (L, 15-3-2)||61:40||6||8||4||4||0||16|
|Boston University Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||OT||Saves|
|Erin O'Neil (W, 4-3-1)||61:40||5||11||14||19||0||44|
BOSTON, Mass. - The No. 2 Golden Gopher women's hockey team rallied to tie the game twice, including scoring two goals in the final five minutes to send the game to overtime, but Minnesota fell to Boston University, 6-5 in OT, at BU's Walter Brown Arena Saturday afternoon.
Minnesota (15-3-2, 12-2-2-2 WCHA) was led by Kelly Pannek (1g-2a) and Megan Wolfe (3a) with three points each. For the second straight game, five different Gophers scored goals.
With the loss, Minnesota settles for a non-conference series split on the road to wrap up the 2016 calendar year after the Gophers defeated the Terriers, 5-1, in game one Friday night. For the series, seven different Gophers scored goals led by two tallies each from Kate Schipper, Lee Stecklein, and Sarah Potomak.
Boston University (12-7-1, 7-6-0 Hockey East) was led by Natalie Flynn's two-goal effort, including the OT game-winner, and goaltender Erin O'Neil's 44 saves as the Gophers outshot the Terriers, 49-22 in game two of the series.
"I'm proud of our team and the way they battled back from two goals down in the first and then two goals down in the third to come back and tie it up and give ourselves a chance," head coach Brad Frost said. "Unfortunately, we couldn't find the one to take the lead there and they got that one in overtime but our team really competed and battled."
BU took an early two-goal lead on goals from Victoria Bach and Abby Cook. Bach scored just 1:42 into the game off a feed from Natasza Tarnowski, and Cook doubled the lead for the home team five minutes later, netting her second collegiate goal at 6:49 of the first period.
The Gophers responded with a pair of power-play goals. Minnesota converted just 20 seconds into a 5-on-3 advantage as Potomak scored with assists from Cara Piazza and Wolfe. Schipper then scored her fourth goal in as many games 32 seconds later with the Gophers still on a 5-on-4 advantage.
The Terriers regained the two-goal lead with tallies by former Gopher Nina Rodgers and Flynn early in the second period. Rodgers scored at 4:33 of the middle frame followed by a goal by Flynn 50 seconds later.
Minnesota made it a one-goal game at 4-3 with Lindsay Agnew's second collegiate goal midway through the second period. Agnew solved O'Neil off a pass from Sydney Baldwin at the 10:36 mark.
Before the Gophers could find the equalizer, BU converted on a 5-on-3 advantage to once again take back the two-goal lead at 5-3. Samantha Sutherland scored for the Terriers with two minutes remaining in the second period, and the Gophers headed into the second intermission trailing by two.
The Gophers rallied to tie the game in the final 5:08. Pannek scored a power-play goal set up by Piazza just four seconds into Minnesota's fourth power play of the game, and Stecklein netted her second goal of the series with 1:38 to play off assists from Nicole Schammel and Caitlin Reilly.
BU's Flynn tallied her second of the game to seal the 6-5 win for the Terriers with 1:40 remaining in overtime.
The Gophers were 3-for-4 on the power play while holding Boston University to 1-for-3. Sidney Peters finished with 16 saves for the Maroon & Gold.
Minnesota has three weekends off from competition before returning to action by hosting the Minnesota Whitecaps in an exhibition game on Friday, Jan. 6. Game time is set for 7 p.m. CT at Ridder Arena, and admission is free.
The Gophers then face Minnesota State in a non-conference match-up at this year's U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum Women's Faceoff Classic at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 8 at Braemar Arena in Edina, Minn.