North Dakota beats Minn. Duluth 4-3 in OT

  • Associated Press
  • November 18, 2012 - 12:23 AM

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Mark MacMillan scored with 34 seconds left in overtime to give North Dakota a 4-3 win over Minnesota-Duluth Saturday in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.

MacMillan's one-timer past UMD goalie Matt McNeely at 4:26 was the only shot on goal by UND in the extra period. The Bulldogs, on the other hand, had four shots on goal.

UMD took a 3-1 lead with six minutes left in the first period, but North Dakota coach Dave Hakstol stayed with goalie Zane Gothberg.

"It was back and forth. I'm proud of the way our guys stuck with it," Hakstol said. "We dug a hole, but our guys gave us a chance to dig our way out of it."

UMD's Jake Hendrickson and Mike Seidel scored early and North Dakota's Danny Kristo had a goal as the Bulldogs took a 2-1 lead less than four minutes into the game.

MacMillan scored his first goal of the game at 5:53 of the third period to tie it 3-3. The goal completed a comeback by North Dakota (5-3-2, 3-1-2) from a 3-1 deficit.

Gothberg made four of his 28 saves in overtime. Kristo assisted on two goals, including the game-winner as UND picked up its first Saturday win of the season.

MacMillan assisted on a goal to finish with three points and Corban Knight had two assists.

Tony Cameranesi had a goal and assist for the Bulldogs (2-5-3, 0-4-3). McNeely made 26 saves for the Bulldogs, who are still waiting for their first WCHA win.

The two teams skated to a 4-4 tie on Friday.

"To get a game-winner in overtime is special for our guys," Hakstol said. "It's just a big win getting two points in the league."

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