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Chris Lawrence
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Chris Lawrence provided the inspiration for Michigan State's 3-1 win.
Captain Intangible
Chris Lawrence didn't score the Spartans' last-second game-winner. But Michigan State's senior captain played a vital role in his team's dramatic win over BC and closed his career as a champion. Story
 

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2007 Frozen Four Schedule
St. Louis, Missouri

Thursday, April 5
National Semifinals

• Michigan State 4, Maine 2
• Boston College 6, North Dakota 4

Friday, April 6
• North Dakota's Ryan Duncan brings home Hobey Baker | INCH: Father's dream
• WATCH: Hobey Baker Memorial Award Show ESPN Video
• Yale's Savard named hockey's humanitarian

Saturday, April 7
National final

• Michigan State 3, Boston College 1
Michigan State (26-13-3) wins the NCAA title.

• Bracket | Schedule

Inside College Hockey
• Spartans make a State-ment
• All-tournament team
• Frozen Four Friday notebook
• Streaking Eagles
• BC-North Dakota notes
• MSU's comeback kids
• Maine-Michigan State notes
• Frozen Four Wednesday notebook
• Scouting report: Maine-MSU
• Scouting report: BC-North Dakota
• INCH: coaches' takes
• Frozen Four Q&A: Chris Porter
• Frozen Four Q&A: Nathan Gerbe
• Preview: BC-North Dakota
• Preview: Maine-Michigan St.
West: Final | Round 1
Northeast: Final | Round 1
Midwest: Final | Round 1
East: Final | Round 1
Power Rankings
Napkin: Marketing St. Louis
Frozen Four Teams
National Champions: Michigan State Spartans
Record: 26-13-3
Seed: No. 3 Midwest Region
How they advanced: Defeated Boston University 5-1; Defeated Notre Dame 2-1; Defeated Maine 4-2; Defeated BC 3-1
Frozen Four appearances: 11 (most recent, 2001)
NCAA championships: 3 (1966, 1986, 2007)
Runner-up: Boston College Eagles
Record: 29-12-1
Seed: No. 2 Northeast Region
How they advanced: Defeated St. Lawrence 4-1; Defeated Miami (Ohio) 4-0; Defeated North Dakota 6-4
Frozen Four appearances: 20 (most recent, 2006)
NCAA championships: 2 (1949, 2001)
Eliminated: Maine Black Bears
Record: 23-15-2
Seed: No. 3 East Region
How they advanced: Defeated St. Cloud State 4-1; Defeated UMass 3-1
Frozen Four appearances: 11 (most recent, 2006)
NCAA championships: 2 (1993, 1999)
Eliminated: North Dakota Fighting Sioux
Record: 24-14-5
Seed: No. 3 West Region
How they advanced: Defeated Michigan 8-5; Defeated Minnesota 3-2 (OT)
Frozen Four appearances: 17 (most recent, 2006)
NCAA championships: 7 (1959, 1963, 1980, 1982, 1987, 1997, 2000)
Frozen Four History
Team Champions
2007 Michigan State
2006 Wisconsin
2005 Denver
2004 Denver
2003 Minnesota
2002 Minnesota
2001 Boston College
2000 North Dakota
1999 Maine
1998 Michigan
1997 North Dakota
1996 Michigan
1995 Boston University
1994 Lake Superior State
1993 Maine
1992 Lake Superior State
1991 Northern Michigan
1990 Wisconsin
Complete Frozen Four champions list

Frozen Four History
Most Outstanding Player
2007 Justin Abdelkader (Michigan State)
2006 Robbie Earl (Wisconsin)
2005 Peter Mannino (Denver)
2004 Adam Berkhoel (Denver)
2003 Thomas Vanek (Minnesota)
2002 Grant Potulny (Minnesota)
2001 Chuck Kobasew (Boston College)
2000 Lee Goren (North Dakota)
1999 Alfie Michaud (Maine)
1998 Marty Turco (Michigan)
1997 Matt Henderson (North Dakota)
1996 Brendan Morrison (Michigan)
1995 Chris O'Sullivan (Boston University)


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