57 seconds into the game's second overtime, the Providence College Friars saw their season come to an end in a heart-breaking way on Friday evening.
Facing Minnesota Duluth in the opening round of the NCAA tournament, Bulldogs' forward Karson Kuhlman was able to get a stick on a rebound and poked the puck past goaltender Nick Ellis, halting the Friars' bid to win back-to-back NCAA Championships.
With the loss, Calgary Flames prospects Mark Jankowski and John Gilmour saw their collegiate careers come to a close; both were playing in their senior seasons at Providence.
Jankowski, who was drafted in the first round of the 2012 NHL Draft, led the Friars in scoring this year with a career-high 15 goals and 40 points in 38 games. He also led Providence in goals-per-game (0.39), assists-per-game (0.66), points-per-game (1.05), plus/minus (+24), and face-off wins (390).
He played 148 games during his collegiate career, scoring 43 goals and 110 points.
Gilmour, the Flames' seventh round selection in 2013, was second among Providence defencemen with nine goals and 23 points through 34 skates. He led all Friars skaters with 16 power play points this season.
The Montreal, QC native appeared in 141 contests during his four-year tenure at Providence, netting 22 goals and 65 points.
Providence finished the season with a 27-7-4 record, the second-most wins in program history.