2/7 Recap: Fasching takes charge

Hudson Fasching scored a highlight reel goal Saturday as Minnesota rolled past Ohio State 6-2. Fasching put the Gophers up 2-0 at 7:01 of the opening frame when he skated the puck behind the Buckeyes' net, quickly reversed while protecting it, and glided in front for the forehand finish. The marker was Fasching's eighth of the year and third in 10 games since returning from the World Junior Championship. Christian Isackson supplied one shot on goal for the Gophers.

Cal Petersen made 33 saves and Connor Hurley picked up one assist as Notre Dame downed Maine 5-1. The victory improves Petersen to 7-11-2 on the year with a 2.63 GAA and a .906 save%. Hurley's helper ends an eight-game point drought, leaving him with three goals and 12 points through his first 29 collegiate contests.

J.T. Compher (-1. 3 SOG) went without a point for the third straight game as Michigan defeated Michigan State 4-1 under the lights of Soldier Field at the Hockey City Classic. Compher has four goals and 13 points through 22 games. At the 22-game mark a season ago, Compher had produced 21 points (9+12).

Sean Malone notched one assist as Harvard was defeated by Brown 2-1. Malone has seven points in six games with the Crimson, who have now lost four straight heading into Monday's tilt with Boston College to settle third place at the Beanpot. Max Willman contributed two shots on goal to the Brown attack.

Fifth-year senior Mark Adams recorded his second career NCAA goal and added an assist for his first-ever two-point game as Providence smoked Connecticut 10-1. Anthony Florentino contributed two shots for the Friars.

Brad Navin (-1) pumped four shots on goal as Wisconsin was bested by Penn State 4-1. Through 24 games, the senior co-captain has collected five points (1+4) and a minus-15 rating.


Nick Baptiste struck on the power play for his 20th goal of the year as Erie earned a 4-2 triumph over London. Baptiste has points in seven straight games to elevate his season total to 41 (20+21). Connor McDavid ('15) had a goal and two assists for the Otters, while fellow draft prospect Mitchell Marner was held off the score sheet in his first game back from a late-January injury.

Eric Cornel scored his 13th goal of the year and assisted on an empty-netter as Peterborough doubled Windsor 6-3. Cornel has upped his production of late, snatching four goals and 11 points in his last nine games as the Petes look to take a run at the final Eastern Conference playoff spot.

Brendan Lemieux notched one assist as Barrie blew out Sudbury 7-1. The helper gives Lemieux an even 50 points (35+15) through 46 games.


Brycen Martin notched two assists to extend his point streak to six games as Saskatoon dropped a 4-2 decision to Swift Current. Martin has been excellent since the trade to Saskatoon, amassing 14 points (3+11) in his first 11 games with the Blades. Draft eligible forward Jake DeBrusk potted two goals and an assist for Swift Current to earn the game's first star.

Sam Reinhart logged a minus-one rating as Kootenay was toppled by Brandon for the second straight night, 4-1. The blanking was just the fourth time in 29 games this season that Reinhart skated away without a point.


Christopher Brown recorded two shots on goal as Green Bay was defeated by Omaha 2-1. Brown remains the Gamblers' leader with 13 goals and 29 points through 38 contests.


Tim Schaller tipped a Matt MacKenzie shot for the overtime winner as Rochester skated to a 4-3 victory at Grand Rapids. Schaller finished the night with two goals and an assist to earn the game's number one star.

William Carrier and Jerry D'Amigo supplied the other Amerks markers, while Matt Hackett stopped 23 of 26 shots to earn the win. Joel Armia earned two assists including one on the game-winner. Jake McCabe assisted on the first Schaller tally to extend his point streak to five games.


Colin Jacobs picked up an assist and a fighting major as Elmira edged Toledo 3-2. Justin Kea produced two shots in goal for the Jackals.
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