- Associated Press - Saturday, November 1, 2014

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) - Bryn Chyzyk and Drake Caggiula played beat the clock Saturday as North Dakota rallied to beat Air Force 3-2 in overtime in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game.

Caggiula’s goal with 28 seconds left in the third period forced overtime and Chyzyk’s short-handed goal with seven seconds in the extra period extended UND’s unbeaten streak to six games.

Chyzyk redirected a Michael Parks pass past Falcons goalie Chris Truehl for UND’s fifth short-handed goal of the season.

“My job was to get my butt to the net and (Parks) made a wonderful play, I was barely ready for it,” Chyzyk said. “I didn’t get a whole lot of wood on it, just enough to scoot past that line and it was a big one for our team.”

Parks assisted on two goals, including Caggiula’s.

North Dakota Trailed 2-0 before rallying in the third period to improve to 5-0-0 all-time against the Falcons.

“It’s a huge win,” UND coach Dave Hakstol said. “You go from a loss which was devastating to a tie, which when killing a five-minute major in overtime after coming from behind, I guess we’ll take it, to a game-changing play by a couple of guys.”

Erik Baskin wasted no time giving the Falcons a 1-0 lead. Baskin scored from the slot just 2:57 into the game, beating Zane McIntyre high to the stick side. McIntyre finished with 18 saves.

Air Force opened the second period down a man but killed off the remainder of a UND power play. It killed off another then went up 2-0 on a goal by Scott Holm at 3:10.

Truehl, who made 30 saves for Air Force (2-5-0) took a shutout into the third period.

Trailing 2-0 in the third period, Tucker Poolman scored for UND (5-1-1) at 6:53. Poolman skated into the Air Force zone, paused with traffic in front of him and wristed a shot into the net on what Hakstol said was a key play in the game.

“After we got into that 2-0 hole, he was absolutely in attack mode,” Hakstol said. “He was going to go out and change the dynamic of the game and when you do that good things happen. Tucker Poolman changed the game for us.”

UND pulled McIntyre for an extra attacker as the third period wound down, and Caggiula scored with 28 seconds left in the third period to tie the game at 2-2. Caggiula was left unchecked and scored easily with an extra attacker on the ice to force overtime.

With 2:43 lefty in overtime, UND’s Brendan O’Donnell received a major penalty for checking Tyler Ledford from behind.

As the clocked ticked toward a shootout, Parks stole the puck at center ice and fought off a defender as he raced to the net. Chyzyk came along and was in position to take a pass for the winner.

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