Denver 2, UND 1, OT
The story: Moments after UND nearly won the game in overtime, Denver went the other way and got a deflection from senior forward Jarid Lukosevicius on a point shot past UND goalie Adam Scheel with just 21.2 second left in overtime to get the win. Jacob Bernard-Docker had scored the game-tying goal with 2:35 left in regulation for UND.
Three stars: 1. Jarid Lukosevicius, DU, game-winning goal; 2. Filip Larsson, DU, 32 saves; 3. Jacob Bernard-Docker, UND, goal.
Lineup notes: UND was missing five players and didn't have enough healthy bodies to fill out a full lineup. Defenseman Matt Kiersted, UND's second-leading scorer, was suspended for one game by the NCHC for a spear at the end of Friday night's game. The Fighting Hawks also were without forward Dixon Bowen (upper body), forward Collin Adams (lower body), forward Joel Janatuinen (illness) and defenseman Jonny Tychonick (lower body). Denver changed its 19th forward and played Filip Larsson in goal in place of Devin Cooley.
Updated records: UND 9-7-1 (3-5 NCHC); Denver 8-4-2 (4-4).
Up next: UND is off until Dec. 29, when it hosts the U.S. Under-18 Team in an exhibition game. Its next regular-season action is Jan. 4-5 at Canisius in Buffalo, N.Y.
DENVER 2, NORTH DAKOTA 1, OT
First period -- 1. DU, Jaakko Heikkinen 3 (Colin Staub 4, Ryan Barrow 4) 1:10
Second period -- No scoring.
Third period -- 2. UND, Jacob Bernard-Docker 4 (Colton Poolman 5) 17:25.
Overtime -- 3. DU, Jarid Lukosevicius 9 (Slava Demin 5, Emilio Pettersen 10) 4:38
Penalties -- Cole Guttman, DU, tripping, 6:52 first; Mark Senden, UND, hooking, 18:12 first; Griffin Mendel, DU, interference, 5:52 second; Cole Smith, UND, cross-checking, 11:44 second; Sean Comrie, DU, roughing, 11:44 second; Gavin Hain, UND, slashing, 11:44 second; Rhett Gardner, UND, cross-checking, :25; Ryan Barrow, DU, hooking, 12:14 third
Goalie saves -- UND: Adam Scheel 4-5-9-1 -- 19; DU: Filip Larsson 6-16-8-2 -- 32
Penalties-minutes -- UND 4-8, DU 4-8
Power plays -- UND 0-3, DU 0-3
Attendance -- 11,545
Referees -- Geno Binda and Cameron Voss