If that's what it takes to get UMD into the NCAA field and back to the Final Five, we'll take it, right?
Mike Montgomery said it best ... everyone got their money's worth.
The longest game in UMD men's hockey history lasted into the third overtime before Mike Connolly ended it with -- as both TV's Judd Medak and radio's Kraig Karakas pointed out -- a very similar goal to the one that ended that magical NCAA game against Princeton two years ago.
With the series win, UMD is a lock for the NCAA field when it's announced Sunday. Before that, the Bulldogs have a chance to improve their seeding position. If things go well, they could still earn a top four spot, meaning a No. 1 regional seed. A place in the middle of the bracket does seem a bit more likely, but anything is possible.
We'll have more on the Final Five as the week goes on. For now, just enjoy the video.