The road has not been friendly to Minnesota in Big Ten play.
Ohio State’s Christian Lampasso scored in front of the net 3:44 into overtime to hand the Gophers a 2-1 loss in Columbus.
At 0-4-1 away from 3M Arena at Mariucci in conference, Minnesota (10-8-1, 4-6-1-1 Big Ten) is winless through five conference road games for the first time since 1993-94. That team started off 1-6-1 and won two games before going on a run that eventually ended with the Frozen Four.
Rem Pitlick had scored his ninth goal of the season with 3:44 remaining in regulation to break through for the visiting team against Buckeyes goaltender Sean Romeo, who finished with 33 saves. It’s the fifth time in six games the Gophers have outshot its opponent in a stretch where the team has gone 2-4. One of those wins came while being outshot.
Ohio State (9-4-4, 4-4-1) sophomore Tanner Laczynski moved into the top-10 of national scorers with his first-period power play goal. Junior Mason Jobst assisted on the play for his 100th career point.
The Gophers could not take advantage on the power play, finishing 0 for 5 on Friday night. Eric Schierhorn finished with 26 saves.
Ohio State gets its first overtime win after four ties. Minnesota has now lost three times this season in the extra period and is 1-3-1 on the year when going past regulation.
The two teams play again in Columbus on Saturday at 7 p.m.