BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Mike Connolly scored a short-handed goal and had three assists as Minnesota-Duluth beat top-seeded Yale 5-3 to earn a trip to the Frozen Four.
Kenny Reiter made 30 saves for UMD (24-10-6), which used four second-period goals, three on the power play, to take a four-goal lead into the third.
This will be the fourth trip to the Frozen Four for UMD and first since 2004.
Ryan Rondeau, who went almost 240 minutes without giving up a goal before Air Force scored on him in the first round, made 16 saves for Yale (28-7-1). He was pulled at the end of the second period in favor of sophomore Nick Maricic, who made just his third appearance this season.
It was the second consecutive loss in a regional final for Yale.