Gameday Final: Notre Dame 5, UND 2

PREGAME VIDEO PREVIEW: Check out our attempt to be TV people as we recap Friday’s game and preview Saturday’s gameTONIGHT’S VIEWING INFO: The game is available on webcast for FREE at There is NO television tonight. UND goes with the same lineup except Zane Gothberg is in at goalie. Full lines and live chat are below.

First period

Notre Dame 1, UND 0 — Anders Lee (Sam Calabrese, Kevin Lind) 7:23. UND gets caught in its own end for a long time and eventually, Notre Dame capitalizes when Calabrese finds Lee backdoor for an easy tap-in goal.

Second period

Notre Dame 1, UND 1 — Mark MacMillan (Danny Kristo, Corban Knight) 5:07. Knight makes a nice outlet pass to send Kristo and MacMillan on a two-on-one. The defender goes down to prevent a pass but Kristo still gets it over to MacMillan who tucks it just inside the post with a perfect shot.

Notre Dame 2, UND 1 — Kevin Lind (Robbie Russo, T.J. Tynan) 6:09 (sh). Notre Dame gets an offensive zone faceoff after the refs whistle Kristo for playing the puck with a high stick. UND disputes the call and it ends up being big as Notre Dame wins a draw to Lind, who scores on a point shot.

Notre Dame 3, UND 1 — Anders Lee (Sam Calabrese, Jeff Costello) 13:30. UND puts Knight out to win a defensive zone draw. He does that but Caggiula can’t get one out at the point and it comes back to bite UND. Lee gets the puck in the high slot and snipes it.

Third period

Notre Dame 4, UND 1 — Jeff Costello (Anders Lee) 18:34. Costello skates the puck on the left wing and slaps one past Gothberg from the top of the left circle. Probably one Gothberg wants back.

Notre Dame 4, UND 2 — Rocco Grimaldi (Brendan O’Donnell) 18:47. Grimaldi skates the puck to the right circle and beats Summerhays five-hole.

Notre Dame 5, UND 2 — Jeff Costello 19:41 (en). Right after UND has a great scoring chance, Notre Dame chips it out of the zone and Costello shoots it into an empty net from center ice.

UND’s lines

16 Mark MacMillan–10 Corban Knight–7 Danny Kristo
9 Drake Caggiula–19 Rocco Grimaldi–17 Colten St. Clair
21 Brendan O’Donnell–27 Carter Rowney–13 Connor Gaarder
28 Stephane Pattyn–29 Bryn Chyzyk–11 Derek Rodwell

2 Andrew MacWilliam–5 Nick Mattson
4 Derek Forbort–24 Jordan Schmaltz
18 Dillon Simpson–20 Joe Gleason

31 Zane Gothberg
33 Clarke Saunders

Notre Dame’s lines

11 Jeff Costello–9 Anders Lee–21 Bryan Rust
14 Thomas DiPauli–18 T.J. Tynan–22 Mario Lucia
17 Nick Larson–10 David Gerths–16 Mike Voran
12 Sam Herr–26 Steven Fogarty–20 Kevin Nugent

3 Shayne Taker–28 Stephen Johns
25 Kevin Lind–5 Robbie Russo
23 Eric Johnson–8 Sam Calabrese

1 Steven Summerhays
31 Joe Rogers
32 Mike Johnson

11 Responses

    1. Viking1

      Interesting indeed. I imagine tonight’s performance will dictate the anount of playing time Mr Gothberg receives in the immediate future. He’s been a clutch performer most of his career, and having two strong & confident tenders can only help the Sioux.

      1. Saunders also had a heavy workload and a shorter turnaround due to the afternoon game. That could have also played a part in the decision (though I think Gothberg’s performance at the end of the Duluth game has more to do with it).

  1. northdasotan

    I like Gothbergs upside. He looks like he will be a solid goalie for UND. He looks pretty darn good for a freshman and would probably look better if Saunders didn’t look so darn good. I can’t say Gothberg makes me nervous like some of the past goalies did. It would be hard not to give him time in the net this early in the season.

  2. siouxfaninbisoncountry

    All this discussion about net minders seems to be a little dramatic. Why not trust that Hakstol has a plan and likely a good one. They don’t need to play for today they need to be peaking in March and April.

  3. Sioux4ever

    I dont know why turn around time would matter all that much. These guys are nearly pro athletes that have been playing for years. I doubt 3 less hours would have hurt. Gothberg definitely let in 2 goals that shouldnt have went in. Two slap shots from at least 30 feet out on each with no one in front screening. Absolutely no reason those two should have went in. I would have liked to see Saunders in net today because of the great performance he had last night.

  4. Viking1

    Ok, so there were a couple he was handcuffed on. He also stoned notre dame on multiple occasions. Bottom line is he played well enough to win, and the Irish are a top 10 team. No shame at all in the loss OR the split, end of story….

Comments are closed.