DULUTH (AP) -- Colin Murphy's hat trick lead Michigan Tech past Minnesota-Duluth 6-3 Friday night.
The Bulldogs killed all three Michigan Tech power plays, and converted on one of their four opportunities -- Tim Stapleton's goal at 1:11 in the second period that cut into a 2-0 Huskies lead.
Murphy opened the scoring for Michigan Tech at 1:50 in the first period. Chris Durno scored 34 seconds into the second period to put the Huskies' up by two.
Stapleton and Junior Lessard notched second-period goals for Duluth to tie the game at 2-2 heading into the third period.
But the Huskies buried Duluth in a flurry of third-period scoring. John Hartman and Brandon Schwartz each scored one for Tech, while Murphy added two goals. Steve Czech eked out one more goal for the Bulldogs at 19:20 in the period.
Cam Ellsworth stopped 45 shots for Michigan Tech (10-21-4, 7-17-3 WCHA), while Isaac Reichmuth made 31 saves for Duluth (17-13-5, 13-10-4).
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