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Minnesota vs. North Dakota Saturday Line Combinations

After getting two even-strength goals in their last 11 games, Minnesota head coach Don Lucia is finally tinkering with the Gophers' second line. The only change from Friday's 2-1 loss to UND is Sam Warning, who was non-existent Friday, sitting in favor of senior Joey Miller.

Kent Patterson is between the pipes for Minnesota. North Dakota is using the same lineup as last night, which includes Danny Kristo. The junior received a game misconduct in the first period for checking Minnesota's Ben Marshall from behind.

Minnesota Golden Gophers Line Combinations

Forwards:

Kyle Rau - Nick Bjugstad - Zach Budish

Joey Miller - Erik Haula - Jake Hansen

Nate Condon - Taylor Matson - Seth Ambroz

Tom Serratore - Travis Boyd - Nick Larson

Defense:

Seth Helgeson - Justin Holl

Ben Marshall - Mark Alt

Jake Parenteau - Nate Schmidt

Goalies (bold indicates starting):

Kent Patterson

Michael Shibrowski

Jake Kremer

Tonight's game starts at 7:00 PM and is being televised on Fox Sports North Plus from Ralph Engelstad Arena due to the Minnesota Wild playing St. Louis on the main channel. Here's a list of channels for FSN Plus.

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