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TAMPA, Fla. — A late power-play goal by Quinnipiac cut the North Dakota lead to 2-1 at the end of one period.

Tim Clifton roofed a one-timer on a 5-on-3 man advantage with 1:07 left in the first period to put Quinnipiac on the board. He took the pass from defenseman Connor Clifton, who swept across a face-off won back to him by Travis St. Denis.

On the penalty kill, North Dakota’s Brock Boeser was able to block a Quinnipiac clearing pass and came in alone to chase down the loose puck. Bobcats goalie Michael Garteig came way out of the net to sweep the puck away, but Boeser was able to knock down the puck and calmly put it into the empty Quinnipiac net at 14:16.

Quinnipiac coach Rand Pecknold took his time out after the goal.

North Dakota Freshman Shane Gersich tallied his ninth goal of the season at 11:56 to make it 1-0 as he collected a rebound off the pad in of Garteig, skated laterally and swatted it in before Garteig could get his pad across.