Logan O'Connor scored early in the second period, and that was all the top-ranked University of Denver men's hockey team needed to defeat No. 16 University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) 1-0 on Friday at AMSOIL Arena.
The rematch of last season's NCAA Frozen Four title game saw solid goaltending on both sides. Denver's Tanner Jaillet made 28 saves, while Hunter Shepard made 25 saves for the Bulldogs. Overall, UMD outshot Denver 28-26.
Both teams were 0-3 on power plays.
UMD is now (7-7-2) overall and (2-4-0) in NCHC play. The series finale will take place tomorrow at 7:07 p.m. and can be seen live on My 9 Sports.