No. 1 Irish fall to Minnesota Duluth

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Minnesota Duluth scored two times in the third period to rally to beat top-ranked Notre Dame 3-2, Friday night at the Compton Family Ice Center.

The second-ranked Bulldogs trailed 2-1 entering the third period when they picked up a game-tying goal from Nick Swaney on a shorthanded tally at 12:37.

Duluth scored the game-winner at 17:05 when defenseman Dylan Samberg’s left point shot hit Irish defender Tory Dello in the leg and deflected past goaltender Cale Morris.

Notre Dame trailed 1-0 in the second period when they scored two times to take a 2-1 lead on markers by Andrew Peeke and Colin Theisen.

Cale Morris made 36 saves for the 3-1-1 Irish.

The loss denied Notre Dame head coach Jeff Jackson his 300th win for the Irish.

The Irish and the Bulldogs complete their two-game non-conference series tonight at 5 p.m.