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-- UW's men's hockey team upset North Dakota at home while the women's team edged Minnesota-Duluth on the road.
MADISON -- A three-goal scoring burst in the second period knocked North Dakota’s goalie out of the game as the Wisconsin men’s hockey team took a 5-3 decision. It was the Badgers’ first WCHA conference victory of the season after two losses. The win against the Fighting Sioux improves Wisconsin’s record to 2-3 overall, 1-2 in conference play.
Justin Schultz and Mark Znegerle had a goal and an assist each. Derek Lee and Brendan Wood also found the net for Wisconsin which could sweep North Dakota for the first time in seven years with a victory tonight. The Fighting Sioux swept the Badgers in Madison last season, but their record fell to 2-2-1 last night. It was the first WCHA game of the season for North Dakota.
A short-handed goal by senior Hilary Knight powered the Wisconsin women’s hockey team to a 4-3 win over Minnesota-Duluth Friday night on the road. Knight scored in the last two minutes to give the Badgers their sixth win in seven games. Brianna Decker started the scoring with a first period goal, giving her at least one point in 17 straight games. Minnesota Duluth took a 2-1 lead late in the first period and held it until Carolyne Prevost tied the score. Then Knight’s first goal of the game made it 3-2 and her second clinched the win. Sophomore goal tender Alex Rigsby stopped 34 shots, including 14 in the frenetic final period.