The University of North Dakota and Boston University went toe-to-toe to kick off the 2017 NCAA Men’s Division I Hockey Tournament on Friday, but you would think it was the final game based on how they performed.
Boston University opened up the third period with two goals in just under four minutes to take a 3-1 lead, but a glass-shattering hit midway through the third period courtesy of North Dakota’s Mike Gornall helped turn things around.
Shortly after the hit, Gornall’s team responded with two goals in just under three and a half minutes to force the game to overtime. Nothing was decided between the two teams in the first extra frame, so the game went to double overtime.
It doesn’t get much better than that; opening up the tournament with a double-overtime victory to eliminate the defending champions.