MADISON, Wisc. -- What a bat(bleep) game that was Friday night. Up and down action, bad goaltending, good goaltending, great drama, bad officiating, and a UMD win.
The Bulldogs won 6-5 in what was easily the most controversial game to this point in a crazy season.
Was Mike Connolly guilty of a trip before the game-winning goal? UMD coach Scott Sandelin doesn't think so.
"I thought it was a great effort play," Sandelin said in an interview that will air on our pregame show. "Mike made a good play, got to the puck. Gardiner was kinda leaning that way."
You can hear more of his take on the pregame show, live at www.94xrocks.com.
With losses by No. 2 Boston University, No. 3 Maine, and No. 4 Nebraska-Omaha on Friday, it's possible that UMD will retain the No. 1 national ranking even if they lose a close game here. Of course, we could always just not leave that to chance.
Connolly (Mike) - Connolly (Jack) - Fontaine
Schmidt - Oleksuk - Brown
DeLisle - Flaherty - Seidel
Basaraba - Hendrickson - Grun
Olson - Montgomery
Bergman - Lamb
Olsen - Faulk
Crandall - Reiter
Murray - Smith - Zengerle
Mersch - Lee - Barnes
Johnson (Patrick) - Dolan - Little (Ryan)
Clark - Dahl - Little (Sean)
Gardiner - Schultz
Johnson (Craig) - Ramage
Simonelli - Springer
Bennett - Gudmandson