North Dakota exploded with five second period goals on Friday night en route to a 5-2 road victory over St. Cloud State to take over sole possession of first place in the NCHC. To keep their NCHC regular season title hopes alive, St. Cloud will need to bounce back in front of a sellout home crowd on Saturday night. North Dakota can secure at least a co-league championship and the number one seed in the NCHC playoffs with a regulation win tonight.
Here are the line-ups for tonight's game:
For St. Cloud:
Joey Benik - Nic Dowd (LAK) - Jimmy Murray
Ryan Papa - Kalle Kossila - Jonny Brodzinski (LAK)
Nick Oliver(NSH)- Cory Thorson - Brooks Bertsch
Garrett Milan - Daniel Tedesco- Joey Holka
Niklas Nevalainen - Ethan Prow
Kevin Gravel(LAK) - Tim Daly
Ben Storm(COL) - Brandon Burrell
Ryan Faragher - Charlie Lindgren - Joe Phillippi
David Morley is out of the line-up for St. Cloud after taking a hard hit in last night's game. He returned to the game last night, but isn't able to go tonight. Senior Brandon Burrell replaces Jarrod Rabey in the line-up on senior night.
For North Dakota:
Drake Caggiula - Mark MacMillan(MTL) - Michael Parks(PHI)
Stephane Pattyn - Rocco Grimaldi(FLA) - Luke Johnson(CHI)
Brendan O'Donnell(TBL) - Connor Gaarder - Derek Rodwell(NJD)
Mitch MacMillan - Bryn Chyzyk - Colten St. Clair
Nick Mattson(CHI) - Paul LaDue
Dillon Simpson(EDM) - Jordan Schmaltz(STL)
Keaton Thompson (ANA)- Troy Stecher
Zane Gothberg(BOS) - Clarke Saunders
North Dakota rolls out the same line-up as last night.