The Goal Czar has scored many big goals in his four year collegiate career, but on Sunday night he tallied the biggest goal of his life in overtime. His wraparound shot bounced off Wisconsin goaltender Joel Rumple just 1:45 into overtime and punched DU's ticket into the WCHA Final 5.
"Over the past four weeks, Luke Salazar has been playing the best hockey of his career."
(above) All Hail The Goal CzarDU Head Coach George Gwozdecky
After DU fell behind 1-0, Ty Loney answered for DU in the second period.
As was typical of this three game series, it was close fought throughout. Wisconsin led twice in the second period. Nick Shore's power play goal evened things in the third period and set the stage for the Goal Czar.
Salazar's heroics were not limited to Sunday night, also recorded the game winning goal on Saturday.
DU moved up to a tie for #11 in the Pairwise Rankings with North Dakota. Almost certainly DU has locked up a spot in the NCAA Tournament.