Minnesota had three teams in the Frozen Four but didn't claim the national title.
Ex-Gopher Garrett Wait scored the winning goal.
Walker scored with 53.2 seconds remaining to defeat Minnesota State-Mankato.
The road to a third straight national title has gotten a bit less bumpy for UMD.
The NCAA men's hockey championship will return to St. Paul in 2024.
The Bulldogs are two wins away from another national title.
Here's how you can find them on TV and via online streams.
This year's Frozen Four will be played in Buffalo, New York.
Minnesota is playing in the title game for the 10th time since 2000.
They've been No. 1 in the nation for the past four weeks.