UW skates past Minnesota-Duluth
Shane Connelly made 29 saves for Wisconsin, which extended its season-high unbeaten streak to six games (4-0-2).
The Badgers (12-10-5, 8-8-3 WCHA) rallied from a 1-0 deficit after defenseman Travis Gawryletz scored his first goal of the season for Minnesota-Duluth (10-9-6, 6-8-5).
McBain gathered the puck when Geoffrion’s crossing pass intended for Patrick Johnson was broken up, and the defenseman fired a shot high past goaltender Alex Stalock.
Less than four minutes later, Geoffrion batted a rebound home from the top of the crease. That goal was reviewed to confirm that it was scored legally.
It was the first power-play goal allowed by the Bulldogs, who have the nation’s best penalty kill, in their last six games.
Ben Street scored an empty-net goal in the final minute for Wisconsin, which took over sole possession of fourth place in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.
The teams entered the game in a tie in the standings.
The Badgers are 4-0-1 in their last five games at the Kohl Center against the Bulldogs.
Stalock made 30 saves for Minnesota-Duluth, which hasn’t won in Madison since March 6, 2004.
Gawryletz scored on a power play less than six minutes into the second period.
Just nine seconds after Wisconsin’s Kyle Klubertanz was called for tripping, Gawryletz finished off a crossing pass from Jordan Fulton.