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Nic Dowd scores in overtime, St. Cloud State beat Notre Dame 4-3

Sunday, 03.30.2014 / 12:44 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Nic Dowd scores in overtime, St. Cloud State beat Notre Dame 4-3

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Nic Dowd scored with 2:39 left in overtime to give St. Cloud State a 4-3 victory over Notre Dame on Saturday night the NCAA West Regional semifinals.

Dowd, a Hobey Baker Award finalist who leads the Huskies with 22 goals, fired a wrist shot from the left circle that beat Steven Summerhays high.

The Huskies (22-10-5) will play top-seeded Minnesota on Sunday for a spot in the Frozen Four. The Gophers beat Robert Morris 7-3.

Ryan Papa, Brooks Bertsch and Jonny Brodzinski also scored, and Ryan Faragher made 39 saves for the third-seed Huskies.

Bryan Rust, Kevin Lind and Thomas DiPauli scored for Notre Dame (23-15-2). Summerhays made 24 saves.

The Irish dominated possession and outshot the Huskies 42-28 but they never led. The teams traded goals throughout, with St. Cloud State taking the lead and Notre Dame tying it three times. DiPauli scored the only goal in the third period, tying the game at 3 with 10:25 to play in regulation.

Quote of the Day

If you want to prove people wrong, you've just got to go out and do it. Yeah, we blew 3-2 series leads the last two years, but no one is going remember that if we go out there on Saturday night and beat these guys and go play in the Stanley Cup Final. We need to get back to work and we'll start to do that tomorrow.

— Ducks forward Kyle Palmieri after loss to Blackhawks on Wednesday set up Game 7 on Saturday