The Gophers will try to win their third consecutive game with a slightly different lineup. But one position never changes. Senior Kent Patterson will start his 50th game in a row going back to last season.

Here is the Gophers lineup:


1st line/ Kyle Rau-Nick Bjugstad-Zach Budish ... Bjugstad has five goals in three games against the Huskies.

2nd line/ Sam Warning-Erik Haula-Jack Hansen ... Hansen is coming off a big game. He had a goal and an assist on Friday, leading the Gophers to a 2-1 win

3rd line/ Nate Condon-Taylor Matson-Seth Ambroz ... Condon, who has four short-handed goals, almost had his fifth on Friday. He hit a post with under 2 minutes left

4th line/ Joe Miller-Christian Isackson-Nico Sacchetti ... Miller and Isackson replace Tom Serratore and Travis Boyd. ... Miller has one goal, Sacchetti has one. That's it for points on this line

Defensive pairs

Seth Helgeson-Justin Holl ... This will be Helgeson's 96th game as a Gopher. He is only junior on roster.

Ben Marshall-Mark Alt ... Alt has 16 points, 10 more than last season

Jake Parenteau-Nate Schmidt ... Schmidt went to St. Cloud Cathedral, so tonight is a homecoming for him


Kent Patterson ... Goals against average has fallen to 2.04


An injury to first line center Travis Novak on Friday and just 13 shots on goal prompted Huskies coach Bob Motzko to shake up his lines. Novak is not playing tonight.


1st line/ Nick Oliver-Ben Hanowkski-Jared Festler ... Big Ben moves from left wing to center on top line and has two new linemates. Oliver moves up from third line, Festler from second. ... This line could give Gophers trouble.

2nd line/ Cory Thorson-Nic Dowd-Dave Eddy .... Thorson moves up from third line center to left wing

3rd line/ Garrett Milan-Joe Rehkamp-Joey Holka ... This was the fourth line on Friday. So why are they listed as the third line tonight? See below

4th line/ Sam Zabkowicz-Brandon Burrell-Brooks Bertsch ... Zabkowicz and Burrell are both defensemen, pressed into duty up front because Huskies have only 10 healthy forwards.

Defensive pairs

Andrew Prochno-Nick Jensen ... Prochno is really playing well and set up Hanowski for a power play goal on Friday

Kevin Gravel-Tim Daly ... Gravel played with Bjugstad and Rau for the U.S. team in the World Juniors

Taylor Johnson-Jarrod Rabey ... Rabey played on the Huskies' first line with Hanowski and Novak on Friday


Ryan Faragher ... The 6-2 freshman from Fort Frances, Ontario, is 1-1 vs. the Gophers. He held them to one goal for 55 minutes in the Huskies' 4-3 win at the National Hockey Center on Nov. 18