Notre Dame Hockey | Nov. 3, 2013 | Notre Dame Athletics
For just over 53 minutes on Saturday night, it looked like everything that Notre Dame threw at Vermont goaltender Mike Santaguida, the 5-9, 175-pound netminder or his defense would stop it.
Enter Irish sophomore left wing Sam Herr who in the space of 1:02 late in the third period helped Notre Dame snatch its first-ever Hockey East victory from the jaws of defeat. Trailing 2-1, Herr beat Santaguida first on a wrist shot from a bad angle over the goaltender's right shoulder and under the cross bar to tie the game at 2-2 at the 13:18 mark.
Just over 60 seconds later, on an almost identical play, Herr raced down the left wing and laced a wrist shot that beat the Vermont goaltender low and inside the far post to give the Irish their only lead of the weekend and a 3-2 victory.