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Badger skaters lose to Minnesota-Duluth in OT

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Associated Press
February 3, 2008
— Jordan Fulton redirected a shot past goaltender Shane Connelly one minute into overtime, giving No. 12 Minnesota-Duluth a 2-1 victory over No. 11 Wisconsin the in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association here Saturday night.

Defenseman Travis Gawryletz fired a shot from the right point that Fulton tipped just inside the right post to give the Bulldogs their first victory in Madison since March 6, 2004.


Alex Stalock made 31 saves for Minnesota-Duluth (11-9-6, 7-8-5 WCHA), which regained a tie for fourth place in the WCHA with the Badgers (12-11-5, 8-9-3).


Andrew Carroll scored a first-period goal for the Bulldogs, and Wisconsinís Matthew Ford scored in the second period.


Shane Connelly made 21 saves for the Badgers, who saw a season-high six-game unbeaten streak end.


Wisconsin had overlapping power plays lasting 3:59 in the first period, but the Badgers recorded only one shot on goal while allowing a short-handed goal.


Minnesota-Duluthís Carroll won a race against Wisconsinís Kyle Klubertanz to the puck in the Badgersí end, and when Klubertanz fell, Carroll swung out front and wrapped a shot around Connelly.


It was the eighth short-handed goal Wisconsin has allowed this season, and the fifth Minnesota-Duluth has scored. The Badgers answered with a second-period power-play goal by Ford, who tapped in a pass from Ben Street.



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