Frozen Four 2013: UMass-Lowell, Yale headed to overtime in first semifinal

UMass Lowell defenseman Christian Folin of Sweden takes a shot while falling down. - Justin K. Aller

The second overtime game of the 2013 NCAA Tournament is about to begin at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Pittsburgh -- In the first semifinal of the 2013 Frozen Four, Yale and UMass-Lowell are headed to overtime tied 2-2. Yale has played the only overtime game of the NCAA Tournament so far, defeating Minnesota just 9 seconds in to the extra session in the West Regional Semifinal.

Yale raced out to a 2-0 lead in the first period capitalizing on two power plays. One of the goals was on the power play with the other one right after another one expired. Mitch Witek and Antoine Laganiere were the goal scorers for the Bulldogs.

The River Hawks scored 14 seconds apart with five minutes to play in the second period to even the score. Riley Wetmore and Joseph Pendenza connected on the quick strikes for Norm Bazin's club.

The River Hawks have looked tired and have played lethargically for large parts of the game. The UML transition game, usually one of their strengths, has been non-existent.

Yale is outshooting UMass-Lowell 40-18. The River Hawks Star freshman goaltender, Connor Hellebuyck, has made a career high 38 saves. Jeff Malcolm has made 16 stops for Keith Allain's squad.

Jeff Cox covers college hockey for SBNation. Follow him on twitter @JeffCoxSBNation for continuing coverage of the 2013 Frozen Four live from the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Penn.

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