SERIES PREVIEW: GOPHERS VS. ST. CLOUD STATE
WHEN/WHERE: 7:30 P.M. FRIDAY AT NATIONAL HOCKEY CENTER, 7 P.M. SATURDAY AT MARIUCCI ARENA.
TV/RADIO: FSN FRIDAY, FSN ALTERNATE STATIONS SATURDAY; 1500ESPN BOTH NIGHTS.
Records: Gophers 10-2 overall, 7-1 WCHA; St. Cloud State 5-5-2, 3-2-1.
Gophers at a glance: The No. 1-rated Gophers are coming off a thorough 4-1 victory over Wisconsin on Saturday; they outshot the Badgers 33-14. ... Sophomore Nate Condon has three of the Gophers' six unassisted goals. ... The Gophers will play their ninth WCHA game -- and seventh on the road -- Friday. They are 12-5-3 in away games going back to the start of the 2010-11 season. ... Last season the Gophers split a late October series with the Huskies at Mariucci, losing the first game 5-2, winning the second 2-1.
Huskies at a glance: St. Cloud State split at Minnesota State Mankato last weekend. The Huskies have earned two or three points in all three WCHA series they have played. ... Former Little Falls teammates Ben Hanowski (7-6-13) and Jared Festler (6-5-11) are the team's two leading goal-scorers. ... Freshman Ryan Faragher has replaced injured Mike Lee in the nets and has done well. He is 3-3-1 with a 2.43 goals-against average. Lee had hip surgery Tuesday and is out indefinitely.