GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Corban Knight scored twice to extend his goal-scoring streak to six games as North Dakota coasted to a 5-2 win over Holy Cross on Friday in men’s college hockey.
North Dakota scored three power-play goals in the first two periods.
‘‘It was very businesslike by our team, which is what we wanted coming off the break,’’ North Dakota coach Dave Hakstol said. ‘‘We didn’t try to get fancy.’’
Knight has scored at least one point in 14 straight games. He scored twice in the first period as North Dakota raced out to a 3-0 lead.
‘‘(Knight) had a good night offensively and a good, solid night in every job,’’ Hakstol said.
Knight had one of North Dakota’s three goals with a man advantage. Carter Rowney and Danny Kristo also scored power-play goals for seventh-ranked North Dakota (11-5-3).
‘‘The power play got us the lead we needed,’’ Hakstol said. ‘‘There was a lot of positive things coming off the break.’’
Kristo’s goal at 17:58 of the third period staked North Dakota to a 5-0 lead.
Holy Cross, whose 10-4-2 start was its best since the 2003-04 season, had its three-game winning streak snapped by North Dakota goalie Clarke Saunders, who made 13 saves. Holy Cross was outshot 41-15.
North Dakota improved to 3-0-0 all-time against the Crusaders, who got third-period goals from Mike McNamara and Castan Sommer.
Michael Parks and Mitch MacMillan were new to the North Dakota lineup. North Dakota was playing without forward Rocco Grimaldi, who is with the U.S. team at the World Junior Tournament. Parks scored his first goal of the season.