Badgers get split with Spartans
• WISCONSIN 3, MICHIGAN STATE 0: Matt Jurusik made 28 saves, and the Badgers (4-7-5, 1-2-1 Big Ten) scored three goals in the second period to get a split with the Spartans (5-10-2, 1-3) in East Lansing. Seamus Malone, Matthew Freytag and Luke Kunin had the goals for Wisconsin; Grant Besse assisted on the first and third. Michigan State won the series opener 4-3.
• NORTH DAKOTA 3, MINNESOTA DULUTH 0: Tucker Poolman and Brock Boeser scored power-play goals 31 seconds apart in the middle of the second period as the No. 4 Fighting Hawks (16-2-2, 9-1 NCHC) beat the No. 17 Bulldogs (7-7-3, 4-5-1) in Duluth again to sweep their series. Luke Johnson added a shorthanded, empty-netter with 1:13 in the third. Cam Johnson had 38 saves for the shutout. He made 40 saves in the first game, a 3-0 UND win. Kasimir Kaskisuo made 17 stops for UMD.
• MINNESOTA STATE MANKATO 4, ALABAMA HUNTSVILLE 1: The No. 20 Mavericks (10-6-4, 9-1-4 WCHA) beat the visiting Chargers (3-11-2, 2-10-2) by scoring three times in the second period. Jetlan Houcher gave UAH a 1-0 lead in the first period, but Michael Huntebrinker tied it 1-1 at 4:12 of the second, and C.J. Franklin got the winner at 9:57. Jaden Schmeisser got the third goal. Huntebrinker then scored his second goal of the game late in the third period. MSU Mankato freshman goalie Jason Pawloski stopped 14 shots to improve to 7-0-4 this season. The Mavericks won Friday’s game 2-1.
• BOWLING GREEN 2, BEMIDJI STATE 0: Pierre-Luc Mercier and John Schilling scored second-period goals to lead No. 14 Falcons (11-3-5, 78-2-4) over the host Beavers (5-9-3, 4-8-2) in Bemidji. Chris Nell stopped 28 shots for Bowling Green, Michael Bitzer 19 for the Beavers.
Quinnipiac lost its first game of the season, falling 4-1 to Boston College. The Bobcats (15-1-2) scored the first goal at home, but the Eagles tied it later in the opening period and took a 2-1 lead on Robbie Baillargeon’s goal three minutes into the second period. Quinnipiac outshot BC 37-28.
• ST. CLOUD STATE 5, DENVER 2: The No. 6 Huskies (13-4, 7-2) scored three goals in the third period to break a 2-2 tie and beat the No. 11 Pioneers (7-6-2, 3-3-1) in Denver. Joey Benik got the game-winner at 14:14, and 40 seconds later Kalle Kossila got his second goal of the game. “St. Cloud showed why they’re the No. 6 team in the nation,” Denver coach Jim Montgomery said. “They’re so dangerous.”