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Marcus Foligno fought early and scored late, the decisive goal coming with 7.2 seconds remaining in the third period.
Alex Rodriguez and Marc Lore watched Thursday's game from a suite at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Rodriguez said the new owners are in "watching mode and learning as much as we can."
Jared Spurgeon isn't embarking on a fresh start like some of his teammates, but the longest-tenured player on the team enters his second season as captain galvanized by the beginning of a new season.
The Gophers, playing seven underclassmen, dominated play early but fell 2-1 to the veteran-laden Huskies. The same two teams play Saturday in St. Cloud.
Minnesota United gets another chance to improve their playoff possibilities after they squandered three points last Sunday at home.