Justin Holl had every reason to celebrate his first goal of the season Thursday after it sent the Minnesota Golden Gophers to the national title game.
Holl, a second round draft pick by the Blackhawks in 2010, registered the game-winner with 0.6 seconds remaining in the third period to give the Minnesota a 2-1 victory over North Dakota in the semifinals.
The senior defenseman discussed his historic moment after the game.
“Five seconds left, I thought, ‘Might as well jump in,’ and it went in,” Holl, 22, said. “I didn’t see the goal at the time. Everyone jumped on me, and I was dying on the bottom of the pile.”
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Indeed, everybody did jump on him. But it wasn't until after teammate Seth Ambroz hugged him from behind which struck a pose Blackhawks fans may have seen before.
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Patrick Kane scored the game-winner in double overtime of Game 5 against the Los Angeles Kings to send the Blackhawks to the Stanley Cup Final last year.
Who will be next?