Top Moments of 2011-12: Haula's Playoff Performance

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Editor's Note: The 2011-12 Minnesota men's hockey season was filled with memorable moments and dramatic comebacks that eventually culminated in a WCHA championship and the Gophers 20th NCAA Frozen Four appearance. This month, we take a look back at the Top 10 memorable moments from the 2011-12 season. Special thanks to the incomparable Frank Mazzocco, who hosts the countdown for us.

No. 4 - Haula's Playoff Performance
No. 5 - Parenteau Plays OT Hero
No. 6 - Condon Caps Comeback At Duluth
No. 7 - Gophers Take Two From North Dakota
No. 8 - Bjugstad Befuddles Bulldogs
No. 9 - Warning Tames Huskies
No. 10 - Rau Rolls The Dice

For Erik Haula, the points came in bunches.

The oft-overlooked sophomore center, who led Minnesota with 49 points in 43 games in 2011-12, played his best hockey during the playoffs.

Haula recorded 11 points in the team's six playoff games, notching at least one point in every game. For his effort, he was awarded the Tom Mohr Playoff MVP award.

Haula, who ended the regular-season with a shorthanded goal in a win against Wisconsin, began the first round of the WCHA playoffs with six points in two games against Alaska Anchorage. He scored Minnesota's both goals in a 2-1 win in Game 1 and then erupted for two goals and two assists in a 7-3 romp of the Seawolves in Game 2.

The Gophers fell in their first game at the WCHA Final Five, but Haula still had two assists in the game. 

Haula assisted on Kyle Rau's goal that gave Minnesota a 1-0 lead against Boston University in the first round of the NCAA tournament and then scored a power-play goal against North Dakota as the Gophers advanced to the program's 20th NCAA Frozen Four.

Minnesota scored one goal in the NCAA national semifinals and it was assisted by Haula. 

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