Minn. Duluth beats Wisconsin 2-0
DULUTH, MINN. Justin Fontaine and Mike Connolly had a goal and assist each to lead Minnesota-Duluth to a 2-0 win over Wisconsin Friday.
The top scoring line in the WCHA brought the Badgers' seven-game winning streak to an end by scoring early and turning things over to goalie Kenny Reiter. Wisconsin had been 8-1-1 since being swept at home by UMD in November.
The fifth-ranked Bulldogs (15-4-3, 10-3-2) scored both goals in the first 16:43 of the game. Connolly assisted on Fontaine's goal at 13:17 and Fontaine assisted on Connolly's at 16:43. David Grun assisted on both goals.
Reiter outdueled Wisconsin's Scott Gudmandson. Reiter made 22 saves, just five in the third period.
Gudmandson entered the game 7-1-0 with a 1.13 goals against average in his last eight starts. He had 25 saves for the Badgers (14-8-3, 6-7-2).
The Bulldogs entered the night two points behind North Dakota for first place in the WCHA.
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