Story is here. Shot charts below. I noticed there were things edited out of my story, so here are a few notes:
First off, coach Dave Hakstol said Chay Genoway is being evaluated tonight and he’s not entirely sure on his status. Hakstol said when Genoway left the game early in the second period he was told that Genoway was done for the night but that’s it.
REA is being a rough place to play for the Bulldogs. They are 0-9-1 in their last 10 games in Grand Forks. The Sioux are averaging five goals per game in the last nine meetings between the teams in Grand Forks.
In 10 games this season, UND has been held to zero or one goal four times. UND also has scored at least six goals four times.
REA general manager Jody Hodgson said that both games this weekend have sold out despite the students being gone. People apparently took advantage of the Black Friday sale, buying up all of the tickets by around 2 p.m. today.
UND 1, Duluth 0 — Matt Watkins (Taylor Chorney) 7:38. Watkins tipped Chorney’s point shot past Stalock’s stick.
UND 2, Duluth 0 — Derrick LaPoint (Ryan Duncan, T.J. Oshie) 8:16. Duncan led a rush up the left wing and fired a wrist shot from the circle. Stalock made the initial save, but LaPoint crashed the net and easily tapped in the rebound from the top of the crease. Looks like this Duncan-to-LaPoint combo has some chemistry.
UND 3, Duluth 0 – Brad Miller 9:01. UND scores a bizarre goal without even touching the puck. Stalock went way out of the net to play the puck, but instead, defenseman Cascalenda played it and skated it to the slot where he collided with his partner, Ryan, and the puck slid behind them and in. Miller gets credited with the goal because he was the last to touch it dumping the puck in the zone. He was on the bench when his goal was scored.
UND 3, Duluth 1 — Nick Kemp (Justin Fontaine, Travis Gawryletz) 19:57 (pp). Duluth grabs a power-play goal with 2.6 seconds left in the first period. Gawryletz fired a shot from the point and Lamoureux made the initial save. Fontaine’s rebound attempt from the slot also was stopped but Kemp buried his chance at it.
UND 3, Duluth 2 — Kyle Schmidt (Mike Montgomery, Josh Meyers) 2:26. LaPoint tried to pinch in to keep the puck in the zone and got caught. Schmidt took the puck at his own blue line and skated in the zone on a 2-on-1. Schmidt took the shot himself and beat Lamoureux high to the stick side.
UND 3, Duluth 3 — Michael Gergen (Jason Garrison, Nick Kemp) 4:52. Duluth held the puck in the zone for a long time and got a number of shots off. The Bulldogs scored when Gergen knocked Garrison’s point shot out of the air and between Lamoureux’s legs.
UND 4, Duluth 3 — Evan Trupp (Robbie Bina, Matt Frattin) 9:41. Trupp makes a great play along the left boards to fight off a couple of checks and skate in on Stalock. The goaltender stopped Trupp’s effort, but seconds after that, he got the puck back and scored on a backhand wrap around.
UND 5, Duluth 3 — Chris VandeVelde (Ryan Duncan, Taylor Chorney) 3:46. Duncan and VandeVelde worked the puck out of the corner. VandeVelde skated it to the right circle and the Duluth defensemen collapsed around Oshie, who was cutting down the slot. VandeVelde took the shot himself and buried it.
UND 6, Duluth 3 — Matt Frattin (Joe Finley, Robbie Bina) 11:44. Finley passed the puck along the right side boards to Frattin, who fought off a check and came down the right wing on a breakaway. Frattin faked a shot, moved it to his backhand and scored. Stalock was pulled for Red River’s Nate Ziegelmann after the goal.
UND 7, Duluth 3 — T.J. Oshie (Chris VandeVelde) 13:37. VandeVelde makes a great no-look pass from the corner to Oshie, who was alone on the left side of the crease. Oshie moved the puck to his backhand and beat Ziegelmann high on the short side.
UND 8, Duluth 3 — Rylan Kaip (Matt Watkins, Brad Miller) 16:08. Watkins makes a good feed from the corner to Kaip, who is cutting down the slot. Kaip one-times it past Ziegelmann on the far side.
16 Ryan Duncan–29 Chris VandeVelde–7 T.J. Oshie
5 Chay Genoway–17 Rylan Kaip–20 Matt Watkins
22 Brad Malone–11 Darcy Zajac–21 Matt Frattin
10 Andrew Kozek–19 Evan Trupp–14 Brad Miller
2 Joe Finley–28 Robbie Bina
6 Zach Jones–4 Taylor Chorney
25 Jake Marto–3 Derrick LaPoint
1 Phil Lamoureux
30 Aaron Walski
10 Michael Gergen–23 Jordan Fulton–19 Nick Kemp
16 Matt Greer–18 MacGregor Sharp–37 Justin Fontaine
21 Cody Danberg–8 Drew Akins–13 Matt McKnight
24 Mike Montgomery–11 Kyle Schmidt–27 Mike Curry
17 Josh Meyers–22 Travis Gawryletz
7 Jason Garrison–5 Trent Palm
14 Jay Cascalenda–3 Chase Ryan
32 Alex Stalock
34 Nate Ziegelmann