Coach Don Lucia is sticking with what got him and the Gophers here:


1st line/ No. 7 Kyle Rau -- No. 27 Nick Bjugstad -- No. 24 Zach Budish ... size here with Bjugey and Budish, speed with Rau

2nd line/  No. 11 Sam Warning --  No. 19 Erik Haula -- No. 21 Jake Hansen ... Haula has been Gophers' best player in playoffs

3rd line/ No. 16 Nate Condon -- No. 22 Travis Boyd -- No. 9 Taylor Matson ... lots of speed

4th line/ No. 14 Tom Serratore -- No. 13 Nico Sacchetti -- No. 17 Seth Ambroz ... two big hitters with Nico


No. 4 Seth Helgeson -- No. 12 Justin Holl ... two big guys

No. 10 Ben Marshall -- No. 20 Mark Alt ... Tampa paper had big story on Alt earlier in week on his football roots

No. 6 Jake Parenteau -- No. 29 Nate Schmidt ... Schmidt is closing in on 40 assists, has 38, key to power play


No. 35 Kent Patterson ... has started every game, rock on defense


1. Score early on Boston College ... or punch back quickly if BC scores; Gophers play better went not behind

2. Get a big game from top line ... big players play big in big games. Doesn't get much bigger than this

3. Patterson shines ... Kent Patterson has to be sharp because Parker Milner of BC is on fabulous roll