Originally written on Goon's World  |  Last updated 1/12/12
 The University of North Dakota entertains the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers at the Ralph Englestad Arena.
Game Time: 7:37 pm Friday, 7:07 pm Saturday.
Television: TV: UND Sports Network, MidcoSN3, FOX College Sports Central,
FOX Sports North, DirecTV 617 and 668.
Radio: The games can be heard at 96.1 the Fox.
Internet: UNDSports.com
Records and Rankings: UND (11-8-2 overall, 7-7-0 WCHA) UND is ranked 17th in the USCHO poll. North Dakota Beat Clarkson (3-1) in the College Hockey Classic.
Minnesota Golden Gophers (15-7-1, 10-4-0 WCHA);  ranked 5th in the latest USCHO poll. Minnesota lost to Notre Dame in the Hall of Fame Game 4-3 last weekend.
Series History:  UND is 15-11-3 against the Minnesota Golden Gophers since taking over the coaching reigns in the 2004-05 season. The Gophers swept UND (2-0 and 3-2) earlier back in November.  The Minnesota Gophers lead the all-time series against UND by a 135-128-14 record.
Players to Watch:
For UND: Forwards: Danny Kristo (11-13a—24pts), Corbin Knight (6g-15a—21pts) and Brock Nelson (15g-9a—24pts). Defense: Nick Mattson (5g-8a—13pts), Dillion Simpson, (0g-11a—11pts), Ben Blood (2g-8a—10pts).  Goaltenders: Aaron Dell .894 save percentage and a  2.77 goals against average. Brad Eidsness .918 save percentage and a 2.43 goals against average.
UND Injuries: Forward Rocco Grimaldi is out, forward Corban Knight and defenseman Derek Forbort are questionable for this weekend.
For the Gophers: Forwards: Kyle Rau (12g-10a—22pts), Nick Bjugstad 17g-11a—28pts), Erik Haula (10g-17a—28pts), Zach Budish (6g-14a—20pts). Defense: Nate Schmidt (1g-23a—24pts), Mark Alt (4g-10a—14pts). Goalie: Kent Patterson .918 save percentage and a 2.13 goals against average.
Key Numbers:
1 – UND goalie Aaron Dell has one shutout so far this season.
1 – UMN forward Kyle Rau is tied for first nationally in game winning goal with 5.
1 – UMN goalie Kent Patterson is ranked first in the nation for shutouts with 6.
1 – UMN is ranked first in scoring nationally.
3 – UMN is ranked third in the WCHA for penalty minutes.
4 – UMN forward Nick Bjugstad is ranked fourth in the nation in goals per game .81.
5 – UND forward Brock Nelson is ranked fifth in the nation in goals per game with 0.75.
6 – UMN is ranked sixth nationally in defense.
7 – UMN is ranked seventh on the power play
8 – UND forward Brock Nelson is ranked eight in the nation for goals per game .71.
9 – UND forward Danny Kristo is ranked ninth in the nation for game winning goals with three.
9 – UND forward Brock Nelson has nine power play goals for UND to lead the nation.
10 – UMN has 10 conference wins so far this season.
11 – UND is ranked 11th in penalty minutes in the WCHA.
11 – UMN forward Nick Bjugstad is ranked 11th nationally for points per game.
12 – UND is ranked 12th on the power play nationally.
13 – UND forward Corbin Knight is ranked 13th in the nation for assists per game with 0.83.
13 – UMN goalie Kent Patterson is ranked 13 nationally in goals against average.
18 – UND is ranked 18th in the Pairwise Rankings.
21 – UND is ranked 21st in scoring nationally.
23 – UND forward Corbin Knight is ranked 23rd nationally for points per game.
25 – UND forwards Danny Kristo and Brock Nelson are ranked nationally for points per game.
29 – UND is ranked 29th nationally in defense.
Other games in the WCHA: Alaska Anchorage at Michigan Tech, Minnesota Duluth at Nebraska Omaha, Wisconsin at MinnesotaState, BemidjiState at Denver, Saint CloudState at ColoradoCollege

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