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UMD wins 5-overtime thriller over UND to reach Frozen Four

Coach Scott Sandelin said it was the greatest game he's coached or played.

In a game that goes down as the longest in NCAA tournament history, the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs outlasted North Dakota 3-2 in a five overtime thriller Saturday night ... and Sunday morning. 

It took an NCAA tourney record 142 minutes and 13 seconds of actual game time before freshman Luke Mylymok scored 2:13 into the fifth overtime (around 12:45 a.m.), sending the Bulldogs to their fourth straight Frozen Four. 

UMD head coach Scott Sandelin called it the greatest game he's coached. 

"Probably at the top," Sandelin said, according to UMD Athletics. "It was just phenomenal. We didn't let off the gas, North Dakota just made some plays at the end to tie it. We got the fortunate break in the goal and thank God it ended… Couldn't be more proud of this group."

The Bulldogs scored twice in the third period to break a scoreless tie, and they were leading 2-0 until very late in the third before the Fighting Hawks scored with 1:39 to go to cut the deficit to one, and then tied the game with 55 seconds left on the clock. 

The game was so intense that UMD's starting goalie, freshman Zach Stejskal, had to come out of the game due to cramping in the fourth overtime. Stejskal made 57 saves against the No. 1 Fighting Hawks. He was replaced by sophomore Ryan Fanti, who made six saves. 

3 of 4 Frozen Four teams from Minnesota?

It could happen. UMD and Massachusetts are in on one side of the bracket, with Massachusetts defeating Bemidji State 4-0 to reach the Frozen Four. 

On the other side of the bracket, Minnesota (after crushing Omaha 7-2) faces Minnesota State with a trip to the Frozen Four on the line Sunday at 7 p.m. And at 4:30 p.m., St. Cloud State plays Boston College for a spot in the Frozen Four. 

Minnesota State defeated Quinnipiac 4-3 in overtime for the school's first NCAA tournament win in program history. 

The Frozen Four will take place April 8-10 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

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