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NO. 3 UMD MAKES IT A THREE-POINT WEEKEND WITH 1-1 TIE AT BEMIDJI STATE
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Not only did Saturday night's 1-1 overtime tie at Bemidji State University earn the University of Minnesota Duluth a valuable point in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings, but it also landed the No. 3 Bulldogs a spot in the team's record books. With the deadlock, which came on the heels of a 3-2 overtime tie with Beavers the previous evening, the Bulldogs became just the third NCAA Division I-era UMD club to go unbeaten in their first eight games of the season, joining the 1989-90 (8-0-0) and 1982-83 (7-0-1) contingents.
Rookie defenseman Justin Faulk's power play goal -- a blast from the high slot -- 3:51 into the final period of play and Emil Billberg's equalizer for the Beavers with 91 seconds to go in regulation was all the scoring the two teams could generate off the 49 shots they combined to put on goal (including 29 by the Bulldogs). UMD junior goaltender Kenny Reiter (3-0-2) was credited with 19 saves, but none in the five-minute extra session.
UMD, which is now 6-0-2 overall and 3-0-1 in WCHA play, will remain on the road next Friday and Saturday night for a pair of early-season showdowns at the University of North Dakota.
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