North Dakota rolls over Wisconsin 4-1
- Associated Press
- February 2, 2013 - 11:32 PM
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Michael Parks scored twice in the second period to help North Dakota beat Wisconsin 4-1 Saturday.
It was the final regular-season Western Collegiate Hockey Association matchup between the teams. Both are headed to different conferences next season and they concluded the series with a number of scuffles leading to 29 penalties and 106 penalty minutes.
UND's first two goals came on the power play.
"Our specialty teams set the tone for us early and we were able to go from there," North Dakota coach Dave Hakstol said. "It was just a good team win for us."
Mark MacMillan and Joe Gleason staked UND to a 2-0 lead with power-play goals in the first period. After being outshot 30-22 in Friday's 1-1 tie, North Dakota enjoyed a 29-22 edge in shots.
UND (14-8-6, 9-5-6) led 2-0 in the second period when Parks scored on a backhand and then on a wraparound for a 4-0 lead. That helped North Dakota end an 0-2-3 skid, its longest winless streak in 10 years.
"We had an edge coming out of the locker room, more than an edge, we had a purpose," Hakstol said.
Zane Gothberg started for the second straight game and made 21 saves. "He was very good for our team in key situations," Hakstol said.
Mark Zengerle ended Gothberg's shutout bid at 13:30 of the third period.
Wisconsin (11-9-6, 8-6-6) got 25 saves from Landon Peterson.
The Badgers had their 11-game unbeaten streak in WCHA games come to an end.
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