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Though not as complete as Friday's effort, the Gophers added three more points to their massive Big Ten standings-leading total.
Logan Cooley scored nine seconds into the opener of the Big Ten series and added two assists, and fellow freshman phenom Jimmy Snuggerud had a goal and two assists. Justen Close made 21 saves for the shutout.
Defensive analyst Dennis Dottin-Carter, offensive analyst Keegan O'Hara and graduate assistant Shaq Vann will be joining P.J. Fleck's staff.
Senior Jackson LaCombe is among the nation's top scoring defensemen.
The Gophers are first in the Big Ten standings and have beaten Michigan State twice already on the road.
Two of the best teams in the country go at it Friday and Saturday at AMSOIL Arena in Duluth.
The Gophers have outscored opponents 62-6 during their winning streak, which started at the beginning of December. But three of the marquee schools in women's hockey are just ahead, starting with UMD.
The No. 3 Gophers have won eight games in a row; the Beavers have lost six straight and 12 of 13.
The No. 2 Gophers will try to expand their 10-point lead in the Big Ten standings against the Wolverines, who are in sixth place.
After serving as an apprentice to Jack LaFontaine, Saskatchewan native Justen Close is in line for All-Big Ten honors.