Badgers end Gophers' unbeaten streak
MADISON -- Ross Carlson used a little magic to help Wisconsin end its biggest rival's unbeaten streak. Carlson scored twice, with his second breaking a third-period tie as the Badgers beat No. 1 Minnesota 2-1 in the Western Collegiate Hockey Asso...
MADISON -- Ross Carlson used a little magic to help Wisconsin end its biggest rival's unbeaten streak.
Carlson scored twice, with his second breaking a third-period tie as the Badgers beat No. 1 Minnesota 2-1 in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association on Friday night, ending the Gophers' unbeaten streak at 22 games.
Carlson, a senior from Duluth East, scored both of his goals on the power play as the Badgers improved to 5-0-1 at home against the nation's top-ranked team under coach Mike Eaves.
Carlson scored 2:50 into the third period to break a 1-1 tie.
Minnesota had a number of streaks broken, but the primary one was the 22-game unbeaten run, which was the longest in the country.
The Gophers also started the game with a seven-game winning streak, a 21-game road winning streak and a 26-game unbeaten streak in regular-season games.
Brian Elliott made 18 saves for the Badgers (10-11-2, 7-7-1), who were 2-for-4 on the power play.
It was Wisconsin's 1,000th win in program history.
Kellen Briggs stopped 21 shots for the Gophers (19-2-3, 11-1-3), who were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.
MSU-Mankato 6,St. Cloud State 4
The Mavericks scored five goals in the third period to erase a 4-1 deficit to earn the WCHA win in St. Cloud, Minn.
Joel Hanson scored two goals for Mankato, including the first goal of the game. St. Cloud took a 4-1 lead early in the third period before the Mavericks countered with three goals in a span of five minutes.
Mike Zacharias had 23 saves for Mankato. Bobby Goepfert had 30 saves for St. Cloud.
Michigan Tech 4,Bemidji State 1
Michael-Lee Teslak stopped 22 shots as the Huskies upended No. 16 Bemidji State in a nonconference game in Houghton, Mich.
Four different players scored for Tech (9-12-2).
Bemidji State falls to 12-6-3.
Augsburg 2,St. Scholastica 1
Danny Carlson scored the game-winning goal 13 seconds into overtime as Augsburg edged St. Scholastica in a nonconference game in Minneapolis.
Jake Nelson of Superior scored the lone goal for the Saints (8-7-1).
St. Scholastica outshot Augsburg 27-18 after Nelson's goal.
Tyler Johnson had 16 saves for St. Scholastica.
St. Scholastica 1 0 0 0--1
Augsburg 1 0 0 1--2
First period--1. Aug, Ben Bradbury (Aaron Johnson, Critter Nagurski) :42. 2. CSS, Jake Nelson (Joey Martini, Kyle Luschinski) 4:42.
Second period--No scoring.
Third period--No scoring.
Overtime--3. Aug, Danny Carlson (Shawn Bakke, Jacob Smith) :13.
Saves--Tyler Johnson, CSS, 16. Adam Hendel, AUG, 26.