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Wisconsin Beats Minn.-Duluth 3-1 in Playoff Opener

Posted at: 03/15/2013 10:34 PM
By: Associated Press

nullMADISON, Wis. (AP) - Mark Zengerle had a goal and two assists as Wisconsin beat Minnesota-Duluth 3-1 Friday in the first round of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association playoffs.

Game two of the best-of-three series is Saturday. Zengerle assisted on the Badgers' first two goals, including John Ramage's power-play score that put the Badgers ahead 2-1 at 15:31 of the second period. Nic Kerdiles also scored for Wisconsin (18-12-7), which outshot Minnesota-Duluth 33-27. Joel Rumpel made 26 saves for the Badgers.

Dan DeLisle scored for the Bulldogs (15-17-5), who got 30 saves from Aaron Crandall. Wisconsin is 4-0 all-time against Minnesota-Duluth in first-round series in the WCHA playoffs.

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