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Minnesota at Penn State Pregame Reading & Line Combinations (February 20)

Casey Bailey (25) leads Penn State and the Big Ten with 20 goals.
Casey Bailey (25) leads Penn State and the Big Ten with 20 goals.
Bill Rapai

Who: Minnesota at Penn State

When: 6:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. CT Friday February 20th

Where: Pegula Arena, University Park, PA

Big Ten Standings: Minnesota T-1 (24 points), Penn State T-3 (22 points). Games are worth 3 points.

TV: BTN (Fred Pletsch and Ben Clymer)

Stream: BTN2Go

Radio: ESPN 1500 Twin Cities (Wally Shaver and Frank Mazzocco) and Penn State Sports Network (Brian Tripp and Tim King)

SB Nation SitesThe Daily Gopher (Minnesota), Black Shoe Diaries (Penn State)

Pregame reading:

-i (Nate) wrote a feature on Minnesota goaltender Adam Wilcox.

-Our own Mary Clarke assessed Casey Bailey's season and pro prospects.

-3 Penn State Players to Watch, which includes the aforementioned Bailey.

-Danny from The Daily Gopher discusses a statistical anomaly among the Gophers' play.

-Black Shoe Diaries' game preview on the Penn State side.

Line Combinations:

Minnesota's biggest change is up front. Defenseman Jack Glover, returning from a five game absence, is playing at forward. Head coach Don Lucia noted a couple weeks ago that playing a defenseman at forward was an option he was looking at only if the player had spent a week practicing for the move. This allows for Glover to get a game in while also having seven defensemen (and not messing up the chemistry the other six have).

Glover is in for Ryan Reilly. Both Vinni Lettieri and Christian Isackson are playing Friday despite

After Matthew Skoff was Penn State's goalie Saturday, senior PJ Musico is getting the start in net for the fourth time in five games.

Guy Gadowsky made several other changes from Saturday's loss. Scott Conway and Luke Juha each return as dose Erik Aurio. Sophomore David Glen is out due to a one-game suspension.

University of Minnesota Golden Gophers

Forwards:

Leon Bristedt (#18) - Kyle Rau (#7) - Hudson Fasching (#24)

Sam Warning (#11) - Travis Boyd (#22) - Seth Ambroz (#17)

Taylor Cammarata (#13) - Justin Kloos (#25) - Vinni Lettieri (#19)

AJ Michaelson (#15) - Christian Isackson (#26) - Jack Glover (#3)

Scratched: Robin Hoglund (#29), Connor Reilly (#21, injured), Mitch Roegge (#27), Ryan Reilly (#9)

Defense

Brady Skjei (#2) - Ryan Collins (#6)

Mike Reilly (#5) - Jake Bischoff (#28)

Ben Marshall (#10) - Michael Brodzinski (#20)

Scratched: Steve Johnson (#4)

Goaltenders: (starter in bold)

Adam Wilcox (#32)

Nick Lehr (#34)

Penn State Nittany Lions

Forwards:

David Goodwin (#9) - Taylor Holstrom (#28) - Casey Bailey (#25)

Scott Conway (#10) - Dylan Richard (#12) - Eric Scheid (#19)

Curtis Loik (#15) - Ricky DeRosa (#21) - Tommy Olczyk (#14)

James Robinson (#18)- Max Gardiner (#27) - Zach Saar (#17)

Defense:

Patrick Koudys (#3) - David Thompson (#22)

Nate Jensen (#24) - Connor Varley (#2)

Erik Autio (#20) - Luke Juha (#4)

Goaltenders:

PJ Musico (#1)

Eamon McAdam (#34)

Matthew Skoff (#31)

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