U faces UMD with same top lines as opening weekend
October 14, 2011 — 6:09pm
The Gophers' lines for Friday's game at Minnesota Duluth:
Kyle Rau-Nick Bjugstad-Zach Budish ... actually listed fourth on line chart, but who is kidding who? This is Gophers top line and it had four goals and three assists opening weekend.
Sam Warning-Erik Haula-Jake Hansen ... best line of first weekend with six goals and 10 assists. Haula and Hansen especially seem to be clicking together.
Nate Condon-Taylor Matson-Seth Ambroz ... Dangerous third line.
Tom Serratore-Travis Boyd-Nico Sacchetti ... Boyd and Sacchetti both sat out one game last weekend. Coach Lucia using this line to plug in different forwards.
Ben Marshall-Mark Alt ... Speed and strength combo.
Jake Parenteau-Nate Schmidt ... Lucia keeps saying good things about Schmidt, who had three assists first weekend.
Seth Helgeson-Justin Holl ... Two big guys. Will Helgeson develop into big hitter this season?
Kent Patterson ... What more can Patty do? Hasn't given up a goal in 120 minutes. How long will that streak last? Did I jinx him? Doubt he reads my pregame posts, so he doesn't know I am writing about him,
Roman Augustoviz spends Minnesota's winters covering college hockey, specifically the Gophers, and other University of Minnesota sports. During the summer, he writes about the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx, with a dose of U sports sprinkled in. Follow @RomanStrib on Twitter. E-mail Roman.
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