DULUTH, Minn. — Minnesota-Duluth scored four goals in 8:39 in the second period, turning a two-goal deficit into a two-goal lead to beat UNO 5-4 Friday night.
For the second straight game, the Mavericks couldn't convert on a five-minute major power play and then gave up four second-period goals.
UNO has lost three straight games and six of eight, and continues to lose its grip on one of six home-ice berths for the first round of the WCHA playoffs.
Minnesota-Duluth veteran Mike Seidel scored a pair of power-play goals 37 seconds apart, breaking a 3-3 tie with the first and making it 5-3 with the second.
The Bulldogs were 2 for 4 on the power play, making opponents 8 for 18 (44.4 percent) with the man advantage against UNO in the past four games.
Austin Farley had a goal and three assists, and Seidel added an assist for a three-point game for ninth-place Minnesota-Duluth (13-17-5, 9-13-5 WCHA).
Josh Archibald had a goal and an assist, and Matt White and Michael Young each had two assists for No. 16 UNO.
The Mavs (18-15-2, 14-11-2) started strong, scoring two goals 40 seconds apart early in the first period, and then another 51 seconds after Minnesota-Duluth had cut the lead in half.
Archibald scored off a centering pass from Ryan Walters to put UNO in front 6:32 into the game. It was Archibald's 19th goal of the season and gave Walters 29 assists and 50 points for the season.
Walters, the Hobey Baker Award candidate, became the third Mav to record a 50-point season, a feat that has been accomplished four times in school history.
UNO kept the pressure on, as defenseman Andrej Sustr got his ninth goal on a rebound of an Archibald shot at the 7:12 mark.
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But then Farley, trailing on a rush, halved the Mav lead with a wrist shot with 5:10 left in the opening period.
Still, UNO got a power-play goal from Zahn Raubenheimer to make it 3-1 with 4:19 left. It was the ninth goal of the season for Raubenheimer, who scored on a rebound of a White shot.
UNO had a golden opportunity to add to the lead during its five-minute power play after the Bulldogs' Justin Crandall was hit with a game misconduct on a checking from behind major.
But the Mavs couldn't convert and, predictably, Minnesota-Duluth scored seconds later — 19 to be exact — as Caleb Herbert and Dan DeLisle skated in 2-on-1 and DeLisle cleaned up Herbert's rebound to make it 3-2.
Last Saturday, Wisconsin scored 13 seconds after killing off a five-minute major, breaking a 1-1 tie with the first of its four second-period goals.
The Bulldogs tied it 3-3 91 seconds after DeLisle's goal, as Joe Basaraba redirected Tony Cameranesi's centering pass for his eighth goal.
Then Seidel, screening goalie Ryan Massa in front, tipped in Herbert's shot from the high slot to make it 4-3 for a power-play goal at 13:53.
UNO switched from Massa to John Faulkner in goal at that point. The Mavs had been outshot 21-15, including 10-2 in the second period.
UNO, which had killed off a previous penalty, quickly took another penalty and gave up Seidel's second goal of the game and 16th of the season six seconds later.
Besides giving up eight goals in 18 penalty-killing situations during the last four games, UNO has allowed opponents to convert at 42.9 percent (9 of 21) over six games and 28.1 percent (16 of 57) since Dec. 30.
UNO gave itself a chance to come back, getting within one as Johnnie Searfoss scored his 10th goal 1:01 into the third period.
But Minnesota-Duluth played defensively and thwarted UNO's comeback attempt while being outshot 10-5 in the final period.
UNO (18-15-2, 14-11-2) 3 0 1—4
At Minnesota-Duluth (13-17-5, 9-13-5) 1 4 0—5
First period: 1, UNO, Archibald 19 (Walters, Young), 6:32. 2, UNO, Sustr 9 (Archibald, Zombo), 7:12. 3, UMD, Farley 15 (Cameranesi, Basaraba), 14:50. 4, UNO, Raubenheimer 9 (White, Aneloski), 15:41 (pp).
Second period: 5, UMD, DeLisle 2 (Herbert), 5:51. 6, UMD, Basaraba 8 (Cameranesi, Farley), 7:22. 7, UMD, Seidel 15 (Herbert, Farley), 13:53 (pp). 8, UMD, Seidel 16 (Farley, Welinski), 14:30.
Third period: 9, UNO, Searfoss 11 (White, Young), 1:01.
Shots on goal:
UNO 13 5 10—28
Minnesota-Duluth 11 12 5—28
Power plays: UNO 1-3, UMD 2-4.
Penalties-minutes: UNO 4-8, UMD 4-19.
Goalies: UNO, Massa (21 shots, 17 saves), 33:53; Faulkner 15-8-2 (7 shots, 6 saves). UMD, McNeely 10-11-3 (28 shots, 24 saves), 60:00.