It took two nights, but No. 5 Wisconsin found an answer for the Bulldogs' freshman goaltender.
The Badgers tallied peppered Riita Schaublin for two consecutive games, putting 71 shots on goal, yet faced a possible sweep with time winding down Saturday. Wisconsin, though, notched two goals in the final four minutes and 15 seconds to pull out a 3-2 victory.
Wisconsin (8-4-0 WCHA, 12-4-0 overall) trailed 2-1 until Sharon Cole notched her fourth goal of the year to tie it at the 15:45 mark in the third period. Then, with just two minutes, one second left in the game, Meghan Hunter set up Carla MacLeod for the game-winner.
Badger netminder Christine Dufour withstood a late Minnesota-Duluth (5-3-0, 9-5-0) push to help preserve the win.
The Bulldogs picked up the lead early in the third period on their second power play goal of the game, the latter coming with a four-on-three advantage. Wisconsin, though, would not be denied Saturday.
Hunter's assist on the game-winner gave her 160 career points (78 goals, 82 assists), most in Wisconsin history.
Score by period
Shots on goal by period
UMD 1: Jessica Koizumi (10) from Krista McArthur (6) and Caroline Ouellette (18), PP, at 9:07.
UMD 2: McArthur (3) from Jenny Potter (13), PP, at 5:32.
UW 2: Sharon Cole (4) from Lindsay Macy (3) and Sara Bauer (10) at 15:45.
UW 3: Carla MacLeod (2) from Meghan Hunter (5) at 17:59.
UW: Christine Dufour (60:00), 25 (2 GA)
UMD: Riitta Schaublin (59:19), 33 (3 GA)