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Minnesota vs. North Dakota Line Combinations - Nick Larson Out With Injury

The first WCHA Final Five semifinal between Denver and Minnesota-Duluth is still going on tied 3-3 at the end of the first overtime, but the line combinations for the second semifinal between Minnesota and North Dakota are available.

Not surprisingly, both teams are keeping the same lineups from their previous games. The Gophers are without senior forward Nick Larson, who is out with an injury suffered in practice this week and will continue to use Nico Sacchetti and Tom Serratore in his role. In North Dakota's case, they only have 11 healthy forwards and coach Dave Hakstol was happy with how the Fighting Sioux played in yesterday's 4-1 win.

Kent Patterson gets the nod in net for Minnesota while UND's Aaron Dell starts for the second consecutive night.

Minnesota Golden Gophers Line Combinations
Forwards:

Kyle Rau (#7) - Nick Bjugstad (#27) - Zach Budish (#24)

Sam Warning (#11) - Erik Haula (#19) - Jake Hansen (#21)

Nate Condon (#16) - Taylor Matson (#9) - Seth Ambroz (#17)

Tom Serratore (#14) - Travis Boyd (#22) - Nico Sacchetti (#13)

Defense:

Seth Helgeson (#4) - Justin Holl (#12)

Ben Marshall (#10) - Mark Alt (#20)

Jake Parenteau (#6) -Nate Schmidt (#29)

Goalies (bold indicates starting):

Kent Patterson (#35)

Michael Shibrowski (#1)

Jake Kremer (#30)

University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux Line Combinations
Forwards

Brock Nelson (#29) - Corban Knight (#10) - Danny Kristo (#7)

Mark MacMillan (#16) - Carter Rowney (#27) - Michael Parks (#15)

Stehane Pattyn (#28) - Mario Lamoureux (#9) - Joe Gleason (#20)

Dan Senkbell (#8) - Connor Gaarder (#13) - (No Right Wing)

Defense

Derek Forbort (#4) - Ben Blood (#24)

Andrew MacWilliam (#2) - Nick Mattson (#5)

Dillon Simpson (#18) - Andrew Panzarella (#22)

Goalies (bold indicates starter)

Aaron Dell (#32)

Brad Eidsness (#31)

Tate Maris (#35)

Tonight's game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Central from the Xcel Energy Center. Central on Fox Sports North. You can also watch online at www.foxsportsnorth.com where a Director's Cut is available. The winner faces whoever scores first in the DU-UMD game in the WCHA Final Five final tomorrow night at 7 p.m.

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