Denver grabbed the extra point in NCHC standings with a Troy Terry goal during three-on-three play.
UND's goals were scored by Shaw, Cole Smith and Shane Gersich.
Lineup notes: UND played without its top two centermen -- juniors Rhett Gardner and Nick Jones.
Denver was without defenseman Griffin Mendel, who made the trip to Grand Forks, and forward Tyson McLellan.
Up next: UND concludes its two-game series with Denver at 7:07 p.m. tonight in Ralph Engelstad Arena.
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