Here’s a quick sampling of UND’s most recent Game 3s in the first round of the WCHA playoffs. UND faces another one tonight against Michigan Tech.
UND has won seven straight Game 3s (all seven of those were played at home). The last time it lost one was in 1992 against Minnesota (in Minneapolis).
2010: UND 4, Minnesota 1. Jason Gregoire had the eventual GWG. Matt Frattin also scored and made the big hit on Kevin Wehrs that everyone remembers.
2008: UND 2, Michigan Tech 1. The Huskies led 1-0 in this game, but T.J. Oshie scored back-to-back goals and UND held Tech to just 11 shots on goal.
2006: UND 3, MSU-Mankato 0. Travis Zajac scored twice and Chris Porter once, while Jordan Parise posted a 32-save shutout.
2003: UND 3, Denver 2, OT. Nick Fuher scored a goal on a blast from the point with 1:04 left in the first overtime to lift UND to back-to-back OT wins against the Pioneers. The goal came on Fuher’s birthday. Zach Parise also had a goal and an assist in the game.
2001: UND 4, Duluth 0: Karl Goehring posted a 25-save shutout as teammates Ryan Bayda, Kevin Spiewak, Jason Notermann and Jeff Panzer all scored goals.
2000: UND 9, Denver 4: Jason Ulmer had three goals and six points as UND crushed the Pioneers in Game 3.
1999: UND 10, Mankato State 0: No box score available.
1992: Minnesota 3, UND 1: No box score available.