St. Cloud St. beats North Dakota 3-1GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Tim Daly and Nic Dowd scored 12 seconds apart in the second period as visiting St. Cloud State rallied for the second straight night to beat North Dakota 3-1.
By: Associated Press, WDAY
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Tim Daly and Nic Dowd scored 12 seconds apart in the second period as visiting St. Cloud State rallied for the second straight night to beat North Dakota 3-1.
The ninth-ranked Huskies, whose two-goal outburst in Friday's game led to a 3-2 win over fifth-ranked North Dakota, improved to 3-0-1 in their last four games at UND's Ralph Engelstad Arena.
"We worked hard, we just weren't able to generate a whole lot," North Dakota coach Dave Hakstol said. "We didn't move the puck as well as we need to. We didn't use the middle of the rink as well as we need to."
North Dakota (2-3-1, 1-3-0 National Collegiate Hockey Conference) managed just 17 shots on goals and only three in the third period against goalie Ryan Faragher.
Faragher made 16 saves. His only mistake was a goal by freshman defenseman Troy Stecher, who gave North Dakota a 1-0 lead late at 18:40 of the first period.
The Huskies (5-0-1, 2-0-0) wasted little time in the second period. Daly scored on a rebound at 6:59 after UND goalie Zane Gothberg failed to cover up a loose puck. Gothberg had 26 saves for UND.
"I thought we survived the shift until the rebound popped away from Zane," Hakstol said.
Twelve seconds later, Dowd scored to give the Huskies a 2-1 lead.
UND showed little in the way of offense the rest of the way and put just 11 shots on goal in the last 40 minutes of the game.
"We didn't make enough plays and that's what it came down to," Hakstol said. "We didn't get enough pucks to the net in the offensive zone."
St. Cloud State's Kalle Kossila added an insurance goal at 9:35 of the third period. Kossila deked Gothberg to the side and backhanded the puck into the wide-open net.
The Huskies outshot UND in each period and finished with a 29-17 advantage. The Huskies have outshot their opponents in five of six games.
St. Cloud State had a 15-8 advantage in the second period.
"We had some opportunities to change the momentum in the second period but we didn't get it done," Hakstol said. "They did a good job boxing out and blocking shots."