1/14/2017 Game story for St. Paul Pioneer Press
Lettieri had an idea of what he wanted to do while lining up for a penalty shot 39 seconds into the third period Saturday night at Mariucci Arena. With the Gophers leading Michigan 2-0 at the time and on the penalty kill, coach Don Lucia said he nearly declined the penalty shot in favor of a penalty.
The crowd wanted to see the penalty shot, though. Lucia abided. So did Lettieri, converting on the team’s first successful penalty shot since March 2011 and leading Minnesota to a 4-2 victory, its sixth consecutive win and a sweep of the Wolverines.
Lettieri’s shot went past the shoulder of Michigan goaltender Hayden Lavigne and into the top shelf of the net.
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