3/4/2017 Game Story
Ann Arbor, Mich. – Tyler Sheehy admittedly didn't expect to reach 50 points this season.
Consistent as a sophomore, Sheehy became the first Minnesota player Saturday since Erik Haula in 2012-13 to reach the milestone when he assisted on linemate Rem Pitlick's first-period goal in a 4-1 victory over Michigan.
As he has all season, however, Sheehy didn't stop with a single point.
The Burnsville native added two more goals to finish the night with 52.
"It's pretty special. I don't know if I was really expecting to do that this year," he said. "I have to give a lot of credit to my linemates and my teammates. They've been unbelievable. Whenever I get them the puck, they've been putting it into the back of the net as well."
Minnesota, meanwhile, responded from Friday's defeat to make the most of its second chance to start March off on the right foot.The road series split clinched the Gophers a first-round bye in the Big Ten Conference tournament.
Combined with Penn State shutting out Wisconsin 6-0, Minnesota regained sole possession of first place in the Big Ten entering the final weekend. The Gophers have 39 points to the Badgers' 36.
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