TONIGHT’S VIEWING: NCHC.tv. No television. Lineup notes: Simonson and Mattson are in for Sanderson and Panzarella. UND juggles nearly every line and D combo. DU going with Jaillet in net for Cowley, while swapping RW on top two lines. DU also goes with Romig and Neville for Jacobson and VanVoohris on the fourth line and third D-pair. Full lines and live chat are below.
UND 1, Denver 0 — Nick Mattson (Johnny Simonson) 13:48. Mattson pinches in, circles the net with the puck. He skates all the way around the right circle, holds on to it until he gets out front and rips one off the back bar.
UND 2, Denver 0 — Nick Schmaltz (Bryn Chyzyk, Keaton Thompson) 6:09. Thompson makes a long outlet pass to Chyzyk along the left wall to spring a two-on-one rush. Chyzyk freezes the goalie by faking a shot before dishing to Nick, who finishes it.
UND 3, Denver 0 — Drake Caggiula (Michael Parks, Nick Mattson) 8:04. Mattson makes a nice outlet pass to start a rush. Parks flies up the right wing and carries the puck to the bottom of the right circle before centering to Caggiula, who finished it.
UND 3, Denver 1 — Nolan Zajac (Josiah Didier, Trevor Moore) 9:01. Zajac gets the puck at the right point and blasts one through a ton of traffic to get the Pioneers back in the game.
9 Drake Caggiula–16 Mark MacMillan–15 Michael Parks
29 Bryn Chyzyk–27 Luke Johnson–8 Nick Schmaltz
21 Brendan O’Donnell–28 Stephane Pattyn–13 Connor Gaarder
11 Trevor Olson–10 Johnny Simonson–14 Austin Poganski
20 Gage Ausmus–24 Jordan Schmaltz
5 Nick Mattson–6 Paul LaDue
4 Keaton Thompson–3 Tucker Poolman
31 Zane McIntyre
33 Cam Johnson
8 Trevor Moore–19 Daniel Doremus–12 Ty Loney
16 Zac Larraza–27 Quentin Shore–20 Danton Heinen
26 Evan Janssen–9 Gabe Levin–23 Matt Marcinew
18 Emil Romig–25 Matt Tabrum–39 Grant Arnold
21 Joey LaLeggia–11 Nolan Zajac
7 Will Butcher–4 Josiah Didier
28 Adam Plant–2 Nick Neville
36 Tanner Jaillet
31 Evan Cowley
30 Greg Ogard