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Gophers must leave semi win behind

Coming down from an emotional win will be Minnesota's challenge in title game

Originally Published: April 11, 2014
By David Albright | ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- Twelve hours later there was an air of amazement (read: "did that really happen?") still floating around Wells Fargo Center.

On Thursday night at 11:08 p.m. ET, Minnesota was short-handed in the closing seconds of a 1-1 tie with North Dakota in the second Frozen Four national semifinal. The Gophers were just trying to run out the clock and take their chances in overtime.

But an opportunity for one final rush after a defensive zone faceoff win allowed defenseman ...

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