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Minnesota-Duluth Beats Wisconsin 3-2 In OT

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) – If Minnesota-Duluth can get to overtime, it has a pretty good chance of winning.

Jack Connolly scored just 1:11 into overtime to lift top-ranked Bulldogs to a 3-2 win over Wisconsin on Saturday in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. Mike Connolly, who scored short-handed in the third period, assisted on the goal that gave Minnesota Duluth (11-1-2, 8-1-1) a sweep of the weekend series.

On Friday, the Bulldogs won 6-5 overtime after rallying from an early 3-1 deficit. The Bulldogs are 5-0-2 in overtime games.

Kyle Schmidt also scored for Minnesota-Duluth, which outshot the Badgers 35-24. Wisconsin (6-6-2, 3-5-2) has now lost four straight home games.

Aaron Crandall made 22 saves for Minnesota-Duluth, including two in the extra period.

Michael Mersch and Jordy Murray scored for Wisconsin and goalie Brett Bennett made 32 saves.

The Badgers rallied twice to tie the game. Mersch scored at 15:45 of the second period to knot it at 1-1, and Murray’s power-play goal at 10:01 of the third sent the game into overtime.

Mark Zengerle had two assists for the Badgers.

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