WATCH: Brodzinski, Gophers climb back to beat Mercyhurst 5-3

It didn’t look great early on, but the No. 4 Minnesota Gophers men’s hockey team rallied for a 5-3 win over Mercyhurst on Saturday night.

The Lakers led 2-0 until late in the first period when Gophers forward Mason Nevers found the back of the net on a power play. The game was later knotted at two goals apiece by Minnesota junior forward Jaxon Nelson, but Mercyhurst regained the advantage 3-2 before heading into the second intermission.

Minnesota’s offense, which scored seven goals in a win Friday night, took over from there.

The Gophers scored three goals in the final frame -- two from Bryce Brodzinski and another by Ben Meyers -- to roll to their second win of the season.

"I thought we played a much better game tonight," head coach Bob Motzko said. "We had a four-line attack tonight, and we wore them down. That's what we want to do, and it paid off."

Goaltender Jack LaFontaine tallied 16 saves in the win.

The Gophers have a big test ahead of them next weekend in a hoem-and-home series Friday and Saturday against No. 2 St. Cloud State.

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