Frozen Four Notebook: tidbits and facts from the 2013 NCAA Championship Game

Yale players celebrate the national championship at the Frozen Four. - Justin K. Aller

Yale's 22 victories was the fewest for an NCAA Champion since Minnesota in 1974.

Frozen Four Notebook

April 13th was the last the national championship game has ever been played.

Yale was the first No. 4 seed to win the NCAA Tournament in its current format.

Saturday night was the fifth national championship game to end in a shutout.

It was the second time teams from the same conference faced off in the championship game under the current format. Denver defeated North Dakota in 2005 in the only other time.

Yale's 22 victories are the fewest for a national champion since 1974 (Minnesota).

Yale scored more goals tonight than it did in the three previous meetings between the two teams this season. Quinnipiac had defeated Yale three times earlier in the season by a combined score of 13-3.

Saturday's game marked just the fourth time in Frozen Four history that teams from the same state squared off in the national championship game. Boston College vs. Boston University (1978), Cornell vs. Clarkson (1970) and Michigan vs. Michigan Tech (1956) were the other national championship games involving teams from the same state.

Quinnipiac was shutout for just third time all season.

Andrew Miller's assist on the Jesse Root empty-net goal was his 114th career assist, which set the all-time career assists record at Yale.

Yale goaltender Jeff Malcolm recorded his third shutout of the season and sixth of his career.

Clinton Bourbonais' goal with 3.5 seconds to go in the 2nd period was the latest a goal has been scored in a period since 1950, excluding empty-net goals.

Keith Allain became the fourth coach with a last name beginning in "A" to win the NCAA Championship. He joins Murray Armstrong (Denver), Frank Anzalone (Lake Superior), and Mike Addesa (Rensselaer).

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