Once again, Gophers head coach Don Lucia is keeping with what has worked. Minnesota continues to use the same line combinations as the last two weekends with freshman Travis Boyd and senior Nick Larson keeping their spot on the fourth line. As always, the lines are flipped around but the general idea remains the same.
For Wisconsin, the big change is that Joel Rumpel makes his first Friday start of the season. The freshman has split every game this season with Landon Peterson but normally plays the Saturday game.
Line Combinations (Minnesota lines courtesy of the Gopher hockey Facebook page):
Minnesota Golden Gophers
Tom Serratore – Travis Boyd – Nick Larson
Nate Condon – Taylor Matson © – Seth Ambroz
Sam Warning – Erik Haula – Jake Hansen (A)
Kyle Rau – Nick Bjugstad – Zach Budish (A)
Ben Marshall – Mark Alt
Jake Parenteau – Nate Schmidt
Seth Helgeson – Justin Holl
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