VIDEO: Minnesota Duluth Hockey's Kyle Schmidt Wins 2011 Frozen Four

3:22 into the NCAA hockey championship's first overtime session, Minnesota Duluth's Kyle Schmidt ended the game and won the Bulldogs their first ever hockey national title. He scored on Michigan hockey goaltender Shawn Hunwick thanks to a perfect pass from Travis Oleksuk, who fed it to Schmidt on a centering pass in front of the net. Schmidt buried it for the national championship-winning goal, as seen in the video below.

Brady Lamb got the play started by cycling the puck down to Oleksuk behind the net. He boxed out Michigan's Chad Langlais and skated to an angle where a pass could be made. As soon as he got in position, Oleksuk flipped the puck in front of the net to Schmidt, who one-timed it past Hunwick.

This was a picture perfect play, and it was a direct result of Michigan not being able to make a complete line change. They had tired bodies on the ice and couldn't get to the puck, allowing Lamb and Oleksuk to take possession and set up Schmidt for the game-winning goal.

(Via @bubbaprog)

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