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UW skates past Minnesota-Duluth

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Associated Press
February 2, 2008
— Jamie McBain and Blake Geoffrion scored second-period goals to help No. 11 Wisconsin beat No. 12 Minnesota-Duluth, 3-1, on Friday.

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 Geoffrionís 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 nationís 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 hasnít 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 Wisconsinís Kyle Klubertanz was called for tripping, Gawryletz finished off a crossing pass from Jordan Fulton.



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