DULUTH, Minn. – A pair of players that weren't in Friday's lineup played key roles in North Dakota's 3-2 win at 11th-ranked Minnesota Duluth Saturday. UND scored a pair of third-period goals, including the game-winner by Jonny Tychonick while Peter Thome won his second start of the season in the Saturday evening victory at AmsOil Arena in National Collegiate Hockey Conference action. UND is now eight points in front of the Bulldogs in the league standings with five weeks to play.
"I thought our guys came out hard and got the lead," UND head coach Brad Berry said. "I love the way we responded when they took the lead. We did a good job of having some resiliency and some patience in our game where didn't have it last night. We chased the game last night and we were egregious in a lot of areas where we were high-risk. We weren't high-risk, we believed in our system, we found a way to tie it and eventually win it."
UND got on the board first in the middle frame. Shane Pinto won a draw in the offensive zone back to Matt Kiersted along the wall. He fed it to Westin Michaud down low along the goalline to Hunter Shepard's right. Michaud sent the puck in front and it caromed off of a Bulldog defender and past Shepard for a 1-0 UND lead. It was Michaud's second goal of the weekend, both to open the scoring.
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