In lieu of last night’s 3-1 loss where Minnesota could not get muster much offense, it would not have been surprising to see Gophers head coach Don Lucia tinker with the line combinations he has kept together all season. After all, he did move around a couple players during the third period.
Despite that, Minnesota is icing the same lineup and line combinations as last night. Kent Patterson makes his 12th consecutive start this season and Kyle Rau, Nick Bjugstad and Zach Budish will try to respond to being shut down by Wisconsin last night.
Minnesota Golden Gophers Line Combinations:
Kyle Rau – Nick Bjugstad – Zach Budish
Tom Serratore – Travis Boyd – Nick Larson
Nate Condon – Taylor Matson © – Seth Ambroz
Sam Warning – Erik Haula – Jake Hansen
Seth Helgeson – Justin Holl
Jake Parenteau – Nate Schmidt
Ben Marshall – Mark Alt