TAMPA, Floria. – In the first two games of the NCAA tournament, Boston University was happy to trade power play opportunities.
In both games, they and their opponents had the same number of man advantages, and BU won those games 7-2 on aggregate.
But you can afford to trade chances with the Cornells and Western Michigans of the world. The Minnesotas will make you pay.
The super-skilled Golden Gophers had the fourth-best efficiency in the country coming into this game, and rode three power play goals to a 6-2 win over the Terriers in the opening game of the Frozen Four.
Luke Mittelstadt, who spent most of the season as Minnesota’s seventh defenseman, stepped up at the right time. He scored the go-ahead and insurance goals just 1:49 apart early in the third period. They were just his fourth and