Gameday final: UND 4, Minnesota 4, tie

TONIGHT’S VIEWING: FSN North. No webcast. Lineup notes: Zane Gothberg starting in goal for UND. Colten St. Clair going in for Connor Gaarder on the fourth line. No other changes. Full lines and live chat are below.

First period

UND 1, Minnesota 0 — Danny Kristo (Derek Forbort) 11:39. Forbort makes a nice hold at the blue line and launches a slap shot through traffic. Wilcox makes the initial save, but Kristo fights off a check and puts home the rebound.

UND 1, Minnesota 1 — Jake Parenteau (Mark Alt, Christian Isackson) 12:50. Minnesota answers back quickly. Alt launches a point shot that hits traffic in front and goes to the opposite side of the net, where Parenteau backhands it under Gothberg.

Second period

UND 2, Minnesota 1 — Corban Knight (Derek Rodwell) 9:34. Rodwell springs Knight on a clean breakaway. Knight shoots glove side and scores to extend his point streak to 19 games.

UND 3, Minnesota 1 — Rocco Grimaldi 12:28. A Gopher defenseman gets caught pinching and Grimaldi leads a two-on-one up the right wing. Grimaldi snipes a wrister high glove for the goal.

UND 3, Minnesota 2 — Sam Warning (Zach Budish, Nate Condon) 13:48. After some sustained pressure, Minnesota digs the puck out of the corner and Budish spots Warning in the right circle, cutting to the net. Gothberg gets a piece of Warning’s shot, but it still gets in.

Third period

UND 4, Minnesota 2 — Drake Caggiula (Rocco Grimaldi, Joe Gleason) 7:20. Grimaldi rushes the puck up the right wing, cuts all the way across to the left side and snaps a shot wide. Caggiula picks up the rebound off the end wall and attempts a turn-around shot. It rolls up Wilcox’s arm and goes in.

UND 4, Minnesota 3 — Nick Bjugstad (Erik Haula) 11:10. Haula has the puck behind the end line and takes it hard to the net. Gothberg makes the initial save, but the puck is sitting right next to the goal line, wide open, for Bjugstad to tap in.

UND 4, Minnesota 4 — Nate Condon (Zach Budish) 17:02. UND wins a defensive-zone faceoff, but loses possession. Budish gets it behind the net and makes a nice backhand feed to Condon in the slot. Condon one-times it five-hole.

Overtime

No scoring.

UND’s lines

25 Mitch MacMillan–10 Corban Knight–7 Danny Kristo
16 Mark MacMillan–27 Carter Rowney–15 Michael Parks
9 Drake Caggiula–28 Stephane Pattyn–19 Rocco Grimaldi
8 Dan Senkbeil–17 Colten St. Clair–11 Derek Rodwell

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

31 Zane Gothberg
33 Clarke Saunders

Minnesota’s lines

19 Erik Haula–27 Nick Bjugstad–7 Kyle Rau
11 Sam Warning–16 Nate Condon–24 Zach Budish
14 Tom Serratore–22 Travis Boyd–12 Justin Holl
6 Jake Parenteau–26 Christian Isackson–17 Seth Ambroz

4 Seth Helgeson–10 Ben Marshall
5 Mike Reilly–20 Mark Alt
2 Brady Skjei–29 Nate Schmidt

32 Adam Wilcox
1 Michael Shibrowski
31 Ryan Coyne

15 thoughts on “Gameday final: UND 4, Minnesota 4, tie

  1. Also think its time to pair Simpson and Forbert and play four d. Schmaltz??? And Gleason? How many opportunities does this guy get? Speed, yeah. Poor execution. Over and over again.

  2. I think over all the guys had a pretty good game against a very good Gophers team…best part is that we have areas to improve on and we will get better. I do think after we got up by two on Saturday we played not to lose…seemed like they were playing not to make any mistakes..maybe tightened up a little. Fans have been knocking both our goalies and our D. I didn’t think Clark did that bad on Friday…needed to come up with a couple big saves when our D failed and wasn’t able to doesn’t not mean he sucks, in my opinion. I also think Zane did a nice job on Saturday to step into that big of a game. I do get frustrated with our D though…I don’t know if Forbort was tired, but he just plain got schooled more than once and Zane came up big to save his butt! I bounced around my frustration between Forbort and Mattson this weekend on D. We can’t afford to have our D flat footed! This team will keep getting better and I will keep watching and cheering them on! Go Sioux!!

  3. After watching the first few games this year I made the comment that our D had to start standing people up at the BL….this is not happening. Time and time again they are giving grade A shots on net b/c they are backing up to the top of the circle. ND has never done this before and why this is going on now is very surprising and troublesome. Additionally, our defensemen need to put some muscle on if they want to win more battles in the corners. They are coughing the puck up far too often….how many times did we see a MN forward walk out of the corner unmolested? Both ND goalies played OK…….at best. But, unless one of them elevates their game to another level I do not see a trip the national tourney this year. Lot of time left so we shall see how things go……

  4. The Gophs goal to tie the game was an example of what we saw all weekend. The Gophs won the puck battles on the boards and controlled the face-offs. In the end that was huge, along with way too many mistakes by our Defensemen. We seemed to be in too big a hurry to get rid of the puck, many times forcing the pass through Gophers, which led to turnovers. Ugh.

  5. A good thing happened this weekend and that is this team knows where they have to improve if they want to compete in March and hopefully April. They have some big steps to take and I think they can do it. I only had the radio feed and could not see things for myself, but it sounded brutal at times from how Tim and Ole relayed the play. I don’t recall them pointing out so many mistakes in past games. This weekend seemed different in the area of mistakes for some reason.

  6. Finally watched the game this morning on the DVR. Brad, is Gleason OK after that dirty trip by Buddish? Gleason side stepped a check attempt by Buddish and Buddish intentionally extended his leg to catch Gleason around the knees – a very obvious infraction that wasn’t called. This way 3rd period and I didn’t see Gleason much after that. Great game, great overtime. I watched every Sioux/Gophers home game from 79 – 85 when I was a student. Intense. Still remember Glenn White putting a slap shot right through the net with time running down and the Sioux down 3-2. That was before the replay days and even though the twine was broke, the refs just didn’t see it.

    • I’m glad i’m not the only one who noticed that dirty trip! That was one call that the refs can not miss! along with the call on friday when mitch mac got tripped PLAIN AS DAY on friday to free the gophers up for a goal on the PP.

  7. Mattson has GOT to step up his D play he hasnt improved at all throughout this season! and how come it seems like macwilliam is the only d-man thats wants to play physical?? the rest of the D has to start being way more physical if we want to have a 2nd half run like we usually do.

  8. “Budish would never do anything to hurt Joe”. That’s one of his best friends and they have been for a long time…….Edina ~ probably a spur of the moment thing, no excuse though! If you look at the replay its a filthy, filthy looking play – Gleason side steps the check and Budish intentionally throws his leg out catching Gleasons knees.

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