The Irish never trailed in their 11-6 defeat of the Terps. Matt Kavanagh paced Notre Dame with seven points on five goals and two assists while Conor Kelly put together a seminal 14-save performance. Mike Chanenchuk closed his Maryland career with a goal and an assist, taking six shots of which two were saved. The Irish will chase their first championship against Duke on Memorial Monday.
Denver pulled within one -- 11-10 -- early in the fourth quarter on a Wes Berg goal (his fifth of the day), but the Blue Devils responded with four goals over the game's next six-plus minutes to seal a 15-12 victory for Duke. The Devils got scoring from six different players with two -- Kyle Keenan and Jordan Wolf -- amassing five-point efforts. The win propels Duke to its fourth national title game appearance, providing an opportunity for the Devils to win their third championship and second in a row.
Analysis from Quint and Eamon
Here's how Quint Kessenich and Eamon McAnaney see the national championship game playing out and what they witnessed at M&T Bank Stadium on Semifinal Saturday.