Minnesota is going with the same line combinations tonight as they did against Colorado College last Saturday. Nico Sacchetti gets another chance in the lineup, replacing the injured Nick Larson, after scoring the game-winning goal for the Gophers while Kent Patterson once again is between the pipes.
St. Cloud State, on the other hand, has a couple surprises in their lineup. Junior goaltender Mike Lee is returning to the Huskies tonight for the first time since getting injured October 22nd against New Hampshire. He has been practicing lately but was not cleared until now. Lee takes over for freshman Ryan Faragher, who had 40 saves against the Gophers in November.
In addition, sophomore forward Cory Thorson is playing tonight after being injured last weekend against North Dakota.
Minnesota Golden Gophers Line Combinations
Kyle Rau - Nick Bjugstad - Zach Budish
Sam Warning - Erik Haula - Jake Hansen
Nate Condon - Taylor Matson - Seth Ambroz
Tom Serratore - Travis Boyd - Nico Sacchetti
Seth Helgeson - Justin Holl
Ben Marshall - Mark Alt
Jake Parenteau - Nate Schmidt
Goalies (bold indicates starting):
St. Cloud State Huskies Line Combinations:
Ben Hanowski - Travis Novak - Jarrod Rabey
Jared Festler - Nic Dowd - David Eddy
Nick Oliver - Cory Thorson - Brooks Bertsch
Garrett Milan - Joe Rehkamp - Joey Holka
Andrew Prochno - Nick Jensen
Kevin Gravel - Taylor Johnson
Sam Zabkowicz - Tim Daly
Tonight's game starts at 7:00 PM and is being televised on BTN. You can follow me on Twitter for in-game hockey updates@gopherstate and follow @sbnminnesota for the best in Minnesota sports.