|2nd||4:07||MND||1-0||PP GW||Zoe Hickel (1)||Meghan Huertas/1, Catherine Daoust/1|
|2nd||10:29||MND||2-0||PP||Tea Villilä (1)||Michelle Löwenhielm/2|
|3rd||18:51||MND||3-0||EV EN||Michelle Löwenhielm (1)||Emma Stauber/1|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Minnesota Duluth (1-0-1)||2/4||6/12||0|
|Minnesota Duluth Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Kayla Black (W, 1-0-1)||60:00||0||6||8||13||27|
|Elaine Chuli (L, 0-1-1)||59:07||2||11||11||10||32|
The No. 10 University of Minnesota Duluth women's hockey team waited patiently for its chance to strike Saturday afternoon, and that patience paid off in a big way.
Using two power play goals a mere 6:22 apart in the second period, the Bulldogs broken open a scoreless skate to propel them to a 3-0 triumph over the University of Connecticut at the Mark Edward Frietas Ice Forum. The win lifts UMD to 1-0-1 on the young season and keeps them unbeaten all-time against the Huskies (7-0-1).
After a quiet first period by both squads, senior winger Zoe Hickel (Meghan Huertas, Catherine Daoust) netted her first goal of the season on a Bulldog power play at 4:07 of the second stanza. UMD then stretched its lead to two goals on a blast from by senior defenseman Tea Villila, with the assist from Michelle Lowenhielm.
The Bulldogs made the contest interesting by fighting off four consecutive penalties, including three in the first 9:34 of the final period. UMD's penalty kill unit never broke, however, and 10 seconds after the Huskies had pulled Elaine Chuli, Lowenhielm found the back of the empty-net on a dish from Emma Stauber to ice the game at 3-0.
Kayla Black earned her tenth career shutout on a 27 save performance, while her counterpart in net for UConn, Chuli, made 32 stops on 35 Bulldog shots. UMD went 2-of-4 with an extra skater and held the Huskies scoreless in six power play attempts.
UMD will open up AMSOIL Arena next weekend when they host the No. 2 University of Wisconsin Friday and Saturday night at 6:07 p.m.