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Frozen Four 2012: Minnesota vs. Boston College Line Combinations

Gameday is here and the Minnesota Golden Gophers are keeping the same line combinations that netted them two wins in the West Regional. Freshman Travis Boyd continues to center Nate Condon and Taylor Matson in a line that scored three goals in the 5-2 West Region final over North Dakota and the top-six remains unchanged.

Kent Patterson is in the net for Minnesota while Parker Milner is the starting goalie for Boston College.

Boston College Eagles Line Combinations

Forwards

Barry Almeida (#9) - Bill Arnold (#24) - Steven Whitney (#21)

Chris Kreider (#19) - Kevin Hayes (#12) - Destry Straight (#17)

Johnny Gaudreau (#13) - Pat Mullane (#11) - Paul Carey (#22)

Quinn Smith (#27) - Michael Sit (#18) - Danny Linell (#10)

Defense

Tommy Cross (#4) - Edwin Shea (#8)

Brian Dumoulin (#2) - Patrick Wey (#6)

Isaac MacLeod (#7) - Patch Alber (#3)

Goaltenders (Bold indicates starting)

Parker Milner (#35)

Brian Billett (#1)

Chris Venti (#30)

University of 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) - Travis Boyd (#22)

Tom Serratore (#14) - Nico Sacchetti (#13) - Seth Ambroz (#17)

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)

Tonight's game begins at 7 p.m. CT and airs on ESPN2 live from Tampa. Follow me on Twitter for live game updates @gopherstate and this storystream throughout the tournament for updates on the road to Tampa. You can also follow The Daily Gopher for more Minnesota coverage, BC Interruption for more Eagles coverage and SB Nation's NHL hub for a national college hockey perspective.

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