Saturday, October 17, 2015

Game 3: Minnesota at UMD

After Friday's impressive UMD win at Mariucci Arena, the Minnesota Gophers are trying something new.

A lot of something new.

Don Lucia appears to have thrown his forward lines in a blender. Lots of changes for a team that has scored one goal in 120 minutes and was outshot in both of its games so far. Friday's 35-25 margin in favor of UMD is even a little deceptive, as the Bulldogs actually had a 35-17 gap at one point before the Gophers got some late pressure, but couldn't crack sophomore goalie Kasimir Kaskisuo.

Not much changes for UMD, but Scott Sandelin does work Parker Mackay into the lineup for his first game in these colors, while Carson Soucy (suspended Friday) and Brenden Kotyk draw back in on the blue line.



Johnson - Toninato - Iafallo
Farley - Cameranesi - Kuhlman
Osterberg - Thomas - Young (Austyn)
Sampair - Decowski - Mackay

Pionk - Welinski
Soucy - Raskob
Corrin - Kotyk

Kaskisuo - McNeely - Deery

Reilly - Kloos - Sheehy
Cammarata - Novak - Fasching
Gates, Jr. - Lettieri - Bristedt
Michaelson - Romanko - Ramsey

Seeler - Collins
Bischoff - Glover
Johnson - Brodzinski

Schierhorn - Lehr - Kautz

(I'd almost be willing to bet money Schierhorn starts, but the line chart contains the usual warning. I'll make it official on Twitter as always.)

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