After last night’s 3-2 overtime to Michigan Tech, Gophers coach Don Lucia has shuffled his lineup around. Four players – the fourth line last night of Tom Serratore, Travis Boyd and Nick Larson and Jake Parenteau – are sitting tonight after lackluster performances while Joey Miller, Christian Isackson, Nico Sacchetti and Blake Thompson take their place.
It’s particularly special for Miller, who is making his senior season debut tonight.
As always, Kent Patterson is between the pipes for Minnesotan while Josh Robinson gets the start for the Huskies. Michigan Tech made no changes from last night.
Minnesota Golden Gophers Line Combinations
Kyle Rau – Nick Bjugstad – Zach Budish
Sam Warning – Erik Haula – Jake Hansen
Nate Condon – Taylor Matson – Seth Ambroz
Joe Miller – Christian Isackson – Nico Sacchetti
Seth Helgeson – Justin Holl
Ben Marshall – Mark Alt
Nate Schmidt – Blake Thompson
Goalies (bold indicates starting):
Michigan Tech Huskies Line Combinations
Ryan Furne – Brett Olson – Jordan Baker
David Johnstone – Jacob Johnstone – Alex MacLeod
Blake Pietila – Tanner Kero – Milos Gordic
Bryce Reddic – Patrick McCadden – Dennis Rix
Steven Seigo – Riley Sweeney
Bradley Stebner – Jimmy Davis
Daniel Sova – Carl Nielsen
Tonight’s game starts at 8:00 PM and airs on Fox Sports North’s Alternate Channel. As always, you can follow me on Twitter for in-game hockey updates live from Mariucci @gopherstate and follow @sbnminnesota for the best in Minnesota sports.