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Minnesota Gophers Hockey: Friday Night Lines

The Golden Gophers are abiding by the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” method. Tonight’s lines are the same as last Friday’s with one exception: sophomore defenseman Jake Parenteau steps in for Blake Thompson.

At the same time freshman Travis Boyd and senior Nico Sacchetti each get another game at the expense of Christian Isackson and Nick Larson. This isn’t a surprise after the fourth line Saturday failed to have the same spark that Minnesota had on Friday. The other three lines have shown chemistry together and have no reason be changed.

Line Combinations:
Minnesota
Forwards:
Kyle Rau – Nick Bjugstad – Zach Budish
Sam Warning – Erik Haula – Jake Hansen
Nate Condon – Taylor Marson – Seth Ambroz
Tom Serratore – Travis Boyd – Nico Sacchetti

Defenseman

Seth Helgeson – Justin Holl
Ben marshall – Mark Alt
Jake Parenteau – Nate Schmidt

Goalie
Kent Patterson

Minnesota Duluth
Forwards:
Seidel – Connolly – Brown
Hendrickson – Oleksuk – Basaraba
Crandall (Justin) – Herbert – Grun
Flaherty – Tardy – Krause

Defenseman
Bergman – Lamb
Kishel – Casto
McManus – Olson

Goalies:
Kenny Reiter
Aaron Crandall

Remember tonight’s game is on Fox Sports North at 7 PM or you can follow me on Twitter @gopherstate.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.