What a day a the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul as the WCHA's top two seeds went down in dramatic fashion at the Final Five.
First, Denver defeated Minnnesota Duluth 4-3 in double-overtime. Zac Larraza scored the game-winner at 8:14 of the second overtime, and goalie Sam Brittain survived the Bulldogs' 70 shots on goal, stopping 67. Denver put 49 shots on Kenny Reiter.
In the second game, North Dakota was left for dead, trailing the regular-season champions 3-0 and getting outshot 22-8 at one point in the second period. The Sioux then proceeded to score six unanswered goals, getting one in the second period and five in the third to win 6-3. They outshot the Gophers 20-3 the rest of the way. Just a stunning comeback/collapse — take your pick.
That means Denver and North Dakota will play for the Broadmoor Trophy on Saturday night.