For the fifth time in the past six years, the Gophers opened the season with a win, beating Michigan State, 5-1, last night. Five different players scored goals, and Nick Bjugstad, Zach Budish and Mike Reilly had two points apiece.
Mike's brother, Ryan, will make his collegiate debut tonight as the Gophers look for the sweep.
Ryan Reilly will play on the fourth line with Tom Serratore as coach Don Lucia comes back with 11 forwards and seven defensemen. That means A.J. Michaelson and Jake Parenteau will be scratched.
Justin Holl, scratched last night, will play and is listed right now as an extra defenseman, not a forward.
Unless something changed from last night, freshman Adam Wilcox will make his college debut in nets.
No. 7 Kyle Rau- 27 Nick Bjugstad- 26 Christian Isackson
11 Sam Warning- 19-Erik Haula- 24 Zach Budish
16 Nate Condon- 22 Travis Boyd- 17 Seth Ambroz
14 Tom Serratore- 9 Ryan Reilly
4 Seth Helgeson- 10 Ben Marshall
5 Mike Reilly- 20 Mark Alt
2 Brady Skjei- 29 Nate Schmidt
12 Justin Holl
32 Adam Wilcox
1 Michael Shibrowski
31 Ryan Coyne
8 Chris Forfar- 25 Brent Darnell- 21 Anthony Hayes
18 Kevin Walrod- 22 Lee Reimer- 86 Greg Wolfe
92 David Bondra- 20 Michael Ferrantino- 10 Tanner Sorenson
12 Ryan Keller- 19 Matt DeBlouw- 27 Matt Berry
42 Jake Chelios- 7 John Draeger
5 RJ Boyd- 14 Nickolas Gatt
4 Travis Walsh- 23 Matt Grassi
37 Will Yanakeff
32 Nathan Phillips
30 Jake Hildebrand