Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 11/20/14

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Nick Bjugstad, drafted 19th by the Florida Panthers, poses for a portrait during the 2010 NHL Entry Draft at Staples Center on June 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Stellar work on the power play helped push No. 2 Minnesota past rival Wisconsin, 3-2, Friday night in WCHA hockey action in Madison. The visiting Gophers (20-5-4 overall, 12-5-4 WCHA) scored three goals on the power play and owned a decisive shots-on-goal advantage all night, as they drew closer to first-place St. Cloud State in the conference standings. Minnesota, which outshot Wisconsin by a 43-30 margin, now has 28 points in the conference standings; St. Cloud State tops the WCHA with 31 points. Minnesota seized a 2-1 advantage late in Friday's second period, after Nick Bjugstad blasted home a goal while benefitting from the man advantage. "I just let it rip," Bjugstad said afterward, "and we were fortunate there." With 7:12 left in the night's final stanza, Minnesota's Seth Ambroz handed his squad a decisive, 3-1 lead, when he trickled in a power-play score. Wisconsin pulled its goalie late and got a goal from Tyler Barnes with just 62 seconds remaining, but it wasn't enough...
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