COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Alexander Krushelnyski had two goals and an assist in the third period as Colorado College rallied from a three-goal deficit to earn a 4-4 tie with Minnesota on Saturday.
With the Tigers (8-8-2, 5-4-1) trailing 4-1, Krushelnyski scored twice in less than two minutes, including one short-handed goal. With 14 seconds left, he assisted on Rylan Schwartz’s tying goal.
Minnesota coach Don Lucia was not happy taking three of four points. Minnesota beat the Pioneers 4-2 on Friday.
“I’m disappointed, I think we all are,” Lucia said. “There are ties that make you feel good and there are ties that don’t make you feel very good.”
Minnesota (11-3-2, 6-3-3) jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first period of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association game before Schwartz answered for the Tigers early in the second. But Mike Reilly scored to give the Gophers a 4-1 lead heading into the third period.
Tom Serratore, Erik Haula and Seth Ambroz scored in the first 15 minutes of the game for Minnesota. But Josh Thorimbert settled down in goal for the Pioneers and allowed just one more goal the rest of the way.
Thorimbert made three of his 25 saves in overtime. He faced only 14 shots in the last two periods of regulation.
Minnesota goalie Adam Wilcox had one of his 23 saves in overtime.
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