When Minnesota was last on the ice, they dominated St. Cloud State everywhere besides the scoreboard. All four lines clicked, the Gophers were able to control the puck and the Huskies only had 12 shots on goal (11 if Ben Hanowski scoring from behind the net doesn't count). Therefore it's no surprise to see Don Lucia go with the same lineup against Denver that played January 28th.
The Pioneers made one change from their lineup last Saturday. Senior captain Dustin Jackson returns to the lineup, playing on the third line with Nate Dewhurst and Shawn Ostrow, and Zac Larazza sits.
Kent Patterson makes the start for the Gophers while Sam Brittain is between the pipes for Denver.
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
Jake Parenteau - Nate Schmidt
Goalies (bold indicates starting):
Denver Pioneers Line Combinations:
Ty Loney - Drew Shore - Luke Salazar
Jason Zucker - Nick Shore - Chris Knowlton
Nate Dewhurst - Shawn Ostrow - Dustin Jackson
Larkin Jacobson - Matt Tabrum - Daniel Doremus
Paul Phillips - Scott Mayfield
John Ryder - Josh Didier
Joey LaLeggia - John Lee
Tonight's game starts at 9:00 PM and is being televised on both Fox Sports North Plus (find your channel here) and NBC Sports Network. You can follow me on Twitter for in-game hockey updates @gopherstate and follow @sbnminnesota for the best in Minnesota sports.