Minnesota Duluth is one win away from its second men's hockey national championship since 2011. The Bulldogs advanced to Saturday's national title game with a clutch goal with less than 30 seconds to play to secure a 2-1 win over Harvard in the Frozen Four Thursday night.
The hero: Alex Iafallo with 26.6 seconds remaining.
Alex Iafallo with a huge redirect goal to give UMD the lead over Harvard pic.twitter.com/PxNHc4qmKR
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"We kept the puck in at the blue line and that was pretty much the key to the goal," said Iafallo, via UMD athletics. "Willie made a good play -- we run that in practice all the time. We got the puck to the net and I was able to shovel it in."
Harvard was riding a 16-game winning streak and was unbeaten going all the way back to Jan. 20.
The Bulldogs will play Denver in the national championship game Saturday at 8 p.m.