Gophers-North Dakota series preview
- November 3, 2011 - 8:44 PM
SERIES PREVIEW: GOPHERS VS. NORTH DAKOTA WHEN: 7 P.M. FRIDAY, 7:30 P.M. SATURDAY • Where: Mariucci Arena
TV/radio: FSN Friday, Big Ten Network Saturday; 1500ESPN both nights.
Records: Gophers 7-1-0 overall, 4-0-0 WCHA; North Dakota 3-4-1, 1-3-0
Gophers at a glance: The No. 5 Gophers swept Alaska Anchorage on the road last weekend. ... They continue to have the nation's No. 1 power play (36.8 percent) despite going 0-for-3 on the power play the last game. Erik Haula leads the nation in scoring (7-10-17). ... Five players have 11 points or more. ... Goalie Kent Patterson has four shutouts.
Fighting Sioux at a glance: The defending MacNaughton Cup and Broadmoor Trophy champions are off to a slow WCHA start. They were swept at Wisconsin and split at home with St. Cloud State. ... The No. 15 Fighting Sioux are scoring 2.9 goals per game. ... Top-liners Danny Kristo, Corban Knight and Brock Nelson are tied for the team lead in goals with four. ... Goalie Aaron Dell has a 3.41 goals-against average.
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