Irish fail on late chances, fall to Minnesota Duluth

Staff reports
ND Insider

DULUTH, Minn. — Adam Johnson scored at the 6:09 mark of the second period to lead No. 4 Minnesota Duluth to a 4-3 win over fifth-ranked Notre Dame Friday at Amsoil Arena.

The teams traded goals in a fast-paced first period that ended tied, 3-3. The Irish took a 1-0 lead on an Andrew Oglevie tally and Cam Morrison added his first career goal to then tie the game, 2-2.

Anders Bjork's fifth goal of the season tied the game once again, 3-3, just 17 seconds after Alex Iafallo had given the Bulldogs a 3-2 lead.

Notre Dame (2-1-0) had several chances to tie things up in the third and pulled Cal Petersen in favor of the extra attacker while skating on the power play with time winding down.

Petersen finished the night with 28 saves, including a breakaway stop on Duluth's Dominic Toninato to keep it a one goal game late in the third period.

In the Minnesota Duluth (3-0-2) net, Nick Deery finished with 20 saves.