Star Tribune's Three Stars

1. Karson Kuhlman, UMD: The senior captain from Esko scored the Bulldogs' first goal and set up their second and took double shifts at left wing after fourth-liner Kobe Roth was injured early.

2. Hunter Shepard, UMD: The sophomore goaltender stopped 19 Notre Dame shots, running his record to 25-14-1.

3. Jared Thomas: The UMD senior teamed with Kuhlman to score the winning goals in both Frozen Four games, and he also added five shots on goal and three blocks Saturday.

By the numbers

2 NCAA titles for UMD in two Frozen Four appearances at Xcel Energy Center.

28 Games this season in which UMD scored the first goal, the most of any Division I team.

0 Times the Bulldogs have lost in their past 59 games when taking a lead into the third period.


"It felt like a dream. With the group of guys we have, it's really something special. We're all brothers forever.''

—UMD defenseman Scott Perunovich, a freshman from Hibbing.

Rachel Blount