Jake Evans scored his second goal of the game with 5.2 seconds left and Notre Dame beat MI 4-3 on Thursday night in the Frozen Four semifinals.
For anyone who followed the NCAA women's basketball tournament, this will sound familiar: Notre Dame won a trip to the NCAA championship with a dramatic last-second game-winner.
The goal was Evans' second in a game where MI jumped out to a 2-0 lead.
If Ohio State scored the next goal, Minnesota Duluth's season was over. The Irish beat Michigan Tech in overtime in the first round of the tournament before beating Providence 2-1 on a goal at the 19:33 mark in the third period.
Andrew Oglevie had a goal and an assist, Cal Burke also scored, and Cale Morris stopped 25 shots for the Irish (28-9-2).
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Raabe, a Capistrano Beach native, scored four goals and added two assists in his first season at MI. It is the Irish's second title game appearance, with its first coming in 2008 in a 4-1 loss to Boston College.
Burke gave the Irish a 3-2 lead early in the third, redirecting a pass from Dylan Malmquist inside the left post, but Patujov scored on a rebound with 5:22 left in regulation to tie the game 3-3.
Moments later, Evans' one-timer beat Hayden Lavigne to tie the game.
The goal came with just 3.7 seconds remaining in the third period, and ended what Evans called a lull after MI tied the game with 5:22 remaining.