No. 5 Minnesota Duluth scored twice in the first period and hung on for a 2-1 victory over fourth-ranked Minnesota on Saturday night.
Tanner Laderoute and Blake Biondi lit the lamp for the Bulldogs in the opening frame. Mason Nevers trimmed UMD’s lead to 2-1 with a goal at the 6:26 mark of the third period, but Bulldogs goaltender Ryan Fanti held strong between the pipes and secured the win.
Fanti stopped 28 shots for the Bulldogs – nine in the first period, 13 in the second and six in the third. Gophers goaltender Jack LaFontaine recorded 24 saves on 26 shots.
Neither team capitalized on the power play.
The Bulldogs topped Minnesota 5-3 on Friday night at 3M Arena at Mariucci.
Next week, the Gophers (3-3) open conference play with a two-game series against Notre Dame. Minnesota Duluth (5-1) battles Western Michigan on the road.