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No. 2 - Schmidt's Effort Garners Cup Outright
No. 3 - Patterson Shutout, Bjugstad Hat Trick
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
There are plays that define seasons, and this was one of them.
Sophomore blueliner Nate Schmidt dove and stopped the puck with stick, barely preventing it from leaving the offensive zone. He then got up, faked a shot, eluded a sliding Badger and then hammered home his third and most important goal of the season.
The magnificent individual effort gave Minnesota a 2-1 lead and finished a third-period rally that ended with the Gophers holding the MacNaughton Cup as outright WCHA champions.