Tonight’s viewing: Midco Sports Network (Ch. 27, 622 HD). Notes: Only minor changes for UND. Chyzyk is in for Poganski. Acciari is in for Providence. Gilmour returns to PC’s blue line. Full lines and live chat are below.
UND 1, Providence 0 — Luke Johnson (Nick Schmaltz) 7:05 (pp). Johnson picks up the puck in his own end with a head of steam, flies up the right wing and beats Demopoulos as he enters the zone, then rips a wrist shot that beats Gillies clean from the dot.
UND 2, Providence 0 — Michael Parks (Drake Caggiula, Troy Stecher) 6:25. After some good pressure in the offensive zone, Stecher gets it to Caggiula on top of the crease. Caggiula tries a turnaround backhand that’s stopped by Gillies, but the rebound goes to the other side, where Parks buries it.
UND 3, Providence 0 — Paul LaDue (Nick Schmaltz, Drake Caggiula) 16:02. More offensive zone possession leads to another goal. On this one, Cagguila sets up Schmaltz in the slot. Gillies makes the initial save, but LaDue follows it up.
UND 4, Providence 0 — Tucker Poolman (Jordan Schmaltz, Drake Caggiula) 18:25 (pp). Poolman spins off a pursuing defender to create space, walks it to the inside of the circle and unleashes a big-time snipe in the corner of the net.
UND 5, Providence 0 — Bryn Chyzyk (Johnny Simonson, Troy Stecher) . Stecher makes a great zone entry, beating a Providence defenseman at the blue line. He chips a puck to Simonson, who taps one on Ellis (who came in after the second period) and Chyzyk follows it up on top of the crease.
UND 5, Providence 1 — Kevin Rooney (Trevor Mingoia, John Gilmour) 10:48. Just as a Friar power play expired, Rooney gets the puck near the side of the net. It looks like he’s going to play it behind the net, but he flips a backhand on net and it sneaks past McIntyre to break up the shutout.
UND 6, Providence 1 — Drake Caggiula (Jordan Schmaltz) 14:22 (sh). With Providence skating on a power play, Caggiula gets to a puck at center ice before a Friar defender, skates in all alone and snipes one off the bar and in.
28 Stephane Pattyn–16 Mark MacMillan–15 Michael Parks
21 Brendan O’Donnell–13 Connor Gaarder–27 Luke Johnson
9 Drake Caggiula–8 Nick Schmaltz–11 Trevor Olson
29 Bryn Chyzyk–10 Johnny Simonson–17 Colten St. Clair
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