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Wisconsin, Minnesota Skate To 3-3 Tie

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jordy Murray’s goal with less than 3 minutes to play earned the Wisconsin Badgers a 3-3 tie with Minnesota Saturday in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.

Murray, who also scored a power-play goal in the second period to tie it 2-2, got the equalizer at 17:06 of the third period for the Badgers (6-2-2, 3-1-2), who had a much easier time winning Friday’s series opener 6-0 on Friday.

Mark Zengerle had three assists, including a hand in Murray’s final goal.

Justin Schultz had a goal and an assist for Wisconsin, which took 26 shots on goal. Minnesota goalie Kent Patterson made 23 saves, three in overtime.

Taylor Matson, Jacob Cepis and Jay Barriball had goals for the Gophers (5-4-1, 3-4-1), who were routed 6-0 in Friday’s series opener. Matson’s goal was his fifth of the season, after recording four all of last year.

Barriball has nine goals in 10 games.

Minnesota put 25 shots on Wisconsin goalie Brett Bennett, who made 22 saves. He stopped three shots in overtime. Bennett also was credited with an assist on Schultz’s power-play goal that got the Badgers within one goal at 17:59 of the first period.

Bennett is 3-0-1 in goal.

Both teams were 2-for-4 on the power play.

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