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Minnesota Powers Past Wisconsin 3-2

Posted at: 02/15/2013 10:51 PM
By: Associated Press

nullMADISON, Wis. (AP) - Minnesota scored three times on the power play to beat Wisconsin 3-2 on Friday in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.

The second-ranked Golden Gophers (20-5-4, 12-5-4) were 3-for-3 with a man advantage. They came into the game scoring at a WCHA-best 25 percent on the power play. Sam Warning, Nick Bjugstad and Seth Ambrosz had goals for the Gophers, who moved into a second-place tie with idle North Dakota. Both are three points behind St. Cloud State.

Adam Wilcox made 28 saves for Minnesota. Nic Kerdiles' goal at 14:32 of the first period gave the Badgers (12-10-7, 9-7-7) a 1-0 lead early. But Minnesota answered with a single goal in each period. Wisconsin's Tyler Barnes had a goal with 1:02 to play. Wisconsin goalie Joel Rumpel had 40 saves.

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