Viewing: Midco Sports Network; NCHC.tv. Notes: Mark MacMillan is out indefinitely after having wrist surgery Saturday morning. Read about that here. St. Clair also scratched. Poganski and Murphy are in. No changes for Providence. Full lines and live chat are below.
UND 1, Providence 0 — Luke Johnson (Bryn Chyzyk, Troy Stecher) 13:16. Chyzyk gets the puck to the inside of the right circle, where a scramble ensues. Johnson finds it and somehow sneaks one past Gillies on the short side.
UND 1, Providence 1 — Nick Saracino (Anthony Florentino, John Gilmour) 18:00 (pp). The Friars capitalize on an extended 5-on-3 power play as Florentino launches a shot from the point that takes a long bounce off the end wall. Saracino gets to it, doesn’t catch all of the puck, but gets enough to flutter it behind McIntyre.
UND 2, Providence 1 — Austin Poganski (Bryn Chyzyk, Troy Stecher) 8:15. Chyzyk picks up the puck in the neutral zone with tons of speed, torches the Providence defender on the outside and takes it to the net. At the last second, he lets go of the puck and floats it to the other post, where Poganski taps in the first of his career.
UND 2, Providence 2 — Nick Saracino (Jake Walman) 19:21 (ex). Providence pulls Gillies for the extra attacker and Walman fires a shot from the point into the slot area, where Saracino deflects it perfectly past McIntyre’s glove with 38.3 left in regulation.
Live Blog No. 5 Providence at No. 3 UND
28 Stephane Pattyn–27 Luke Johnson–15 Michael Parks
21 Brendan O’Donnell–13 Connor Gaarder–7 Wade Murphy
9 Drake Caggiula–8 Nick Schmaltz–11 Trevor Olson
28 Bryn Chyzyk–10 Johnny Simonson–14 Austin Poganski
6 Paul LaDue–24 Jordan Schmaltz
20 Gage Ausmus–2 Troy Stecher
5 Nick Mattson–3 Tucker Poolman
31 Zane McIntyre
33 Cam Johnson
30 Matt Hrynkiw
22 Brandon Tanev–24 Noel Acciari–15 Steven McParland
12 Stefan Demopoulos–14 Ross Mauermann–26 Brian Pinho
29 Conor MacPhee–21 Kevin Rooney–11 Niko Rufo
20 Shane Luke–18 Nick Saracino–9 Trevor Mingoia
5 Kyle McKenzie–16 Anthony Florentino
19 Jake Walman–4 Mark Adams
3 John Gilmour–27 Josh Monk
32 Jon Gillies
35 Nick Ellis