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Gophers return with same lineup against No. 1 Boston College

Posted by: Michael Russo under Gophers, Gophers game day Updated: December 30, 2012 - 5:43 PM

One night after shutting out Air Force, 4-0, the Gophers will return with the same group of 18 skaters against No. 1 ranked Boston College.

Originally, the plan was to play A.J. Michaelson tonight, but the fourth line of Ryan Reilly, Christian Isackson and Justin Holl was so effective last night, Michaelson will sit.

Here is the line chart for both teams:



Kyle Rau-Nick Bjugstad-Nate Condon

Sam Warning-Erik Haula-Zach Budish

Tom Serratore-Travis Boyd-Seth Ambroz

Ryan Reilly-Christian Isackson-Justin Holl


Seth Helgeson-Mark Alt

Jake Parenteau-Ben Marshall

Brady Skjei-Nate Schmidt


Adam Wilcox

Mike Shibrowski

Ryan Coyne

Boston College


Destry Straight-Pat Mullane-Steven Whitney

Kevin Hayes-Bill Arnold-Brendan Silk

Quinn Smith-Patrick Brown-Brooks Dyroff

Cam Spiro-Michael Sit-Danny Linell


Teddy Doherty-Patrick Wey

Michael Matheson-Colin Sullivan

Travis Jeke-Peter McMullen


Parker Milner

Brian Billett

Brad Barone



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