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Andrew Cyr | NCAA.com | November 18, 2017

WATCH: UND rallies from three goals back to knock off No. 1 UD

  Johnny Simonson's game-winning goal with 3:31 left capped off an amazing finish between top three schools.

In a battle of top three teams in college hockey, it was only fitting that conference foes No. 1 Denver and No. 3 North Dakota ended in dramatic fashion — and that’s putting it mildly.

Three-goal comeback? Yes. Four third-period goals? Of course. The game-winner scored with 3:31 remaining after three lead changes in the final half period? You bet. 

It’s only November, but the Fighting Hawks' 5-4 win over the Pioneers Friday night had a late-season feel between NCHC opponents, and it did not disappoint. 

North Dakota trailed by three goals midway through the second period, only to score four unanswered goals by the six-minute mark in the third to take a 4-3 with 13:59 remaining. 

Then, naturally, the Denver knotted the game at four apiece 5:27 later before Fighting Hawks senior forward Johnny Simonson deflected a puck on a shot from the right wing. 

Check out the game winning goal and full highlights below:

Simonson's game winner:

Full highlights: