With that, thanks for coming back to the countdown of the Top 10 moments in the UND/Minnesota rivalry.
No. 3 simply needs two words to be remembered: The Timeout.
DDC could not find much on the web in terms of highlights from the game, but "Through These Doors" did an excellent job in summation. The good stuff starts at 7:15.
No. 3 -- The Timeout -- Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn., March 16, 2012.
Trailing 3-0 in the semifinals of the 2012 WCHA Final Five, UND was gassed after a long shift and with 5:53 left in the second, Sioux head coach Dave Hakstol took his timeout.
Six goals and 26 minutes later, UND had one of the most memorable moments in the rivalry's history under their belt with a 6-3 win.
A Derek Forbort goal to make it 3-1 just 50 seconds after the timeout, gave UND life. Then, goals by Michael Parks and Brock Nelson just 30 seconds apart in the third, tied the game at three and the 'X' went nuts. DDC again remembers how loud the arena was and remembers watching stunned Gopher fans, that just 20 or so minutes earlier, were up, cheering and taunting, slouching in their seats with mouths agape.
Senior captain Mario Lamoureux gave UND the lead just 3:41 later and North Dakota never turned back. Corban Knight and Lamoureux netted the Sioux two more goals and the rout was on as UND outshot the Gophers 17-2 in the third period.
What a game. The power of crowd gathered at the affectionately-named "Ralph Engelstad East" was absolutely rocking. An amazing moment.
Just two more moments left. Tomorrow's No. 2 moment? We'll put it this way ... it was controversial and blew up the message boards. Not the only thing to be "blown up" in this moment, either.