Minnesota is going back to a lineup which has worked in the past tonight. With Kyle Rau back after serving his one-game suspension last Saturday, Gophers head coach Don Lucia reunited the top line of Rau, Nick Bjugstad and Zach Budish. He had split up the pair against Denver, pairing Bjugstad with Erik Haula on a wing. Haula returns to center tonight along a player who had sat the past few games, Travis Boyd. Boyd takes the place of Christian Isackson.
Kent Patterson continues his streak of starts in goal for Minnesota while Bemidji State has Dan Bakala in net.
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):
Bemidji State Beavers Line Combinations:
Ben Kinne - Aaron McLeod - Jordan George
Brance Orban - Shea Walters - David Boehm
Jamie MacQueen - JeffJubinville - Danny Mattson
Tyler Tosunian - Drew Fisher - Darcy Findlay
Brad Hunt - Matt Prapavessis
Jake Areshenko - Sam Windle
Matt Carlson - Brady Wacker
Tonight's game starts at 7:00 PM and is being televised on Fox Sports North Plus (find your channel here). You can follow me on Twitter for in-game hockey updates @gopherstate and follow @sbnminnesota for the best in Minnesota sports.