North Dakota leads Denver 2-0 after two on two Caggiula goals

North Dakota has limited Denver’s chances while Drake Caggiula has made the most of his, as the Fighting Hawks lead the Pioneers 2-0 after two periods.

Caggiula scored his 22nd and 23rd goals of the season on his first two shots of the game. The senior left wing intercepted a pass along the wall in the Denver zone and fired a rising wrist shot inside the right post and past the glove of Pioneers goalie Tanner Jaillet to make it 2-0 at 6:15.

Caggiula’s first goal came at 1:03 of the second period. Coltyn Sanderson entered the offensive zone on the left side and quickly fired a cross-ice pass to Brock Boeser as he headed toward the top of the right face-off circle. From the hash marks, Caggiula wristed Boeser’s feed high over Jaillet.

North Dakota has limited Denver to only 13 shots on goal, with five of them coming on three power plays. The Pioneers have failed to score against North Dakota through 22 power plays this season — and allowed a short-handed goal by Austin Poganski in a 4-0 loss on Dec. 5, 2015.

North Dakota is 25-0-2 this season when leading after two periods, and is looking to break a six-game losing streak in national semifinal appearances.