All-time, UND leads the series against St. Cloud State 64-37-12 (.619). In Grand Forks, UND leads the series against the Huskies 32-16-6 (.648). In St. Cloud, UND leads the series 26-20-6 (.558). At neutral sites, UND leads 6-1-0 (.857). Under head coach Dave Hakstol, UND leads the series 26-15-7 (.615). Last 10,UND trails 4-5-1 (.450). In the conference playoffs, UND leads 10-2-0 (.833). Season series, UND leads 3-1-0 (.750).
Tale of the tape
#1North Dakota (27-7-3) vs. #5 St. Cloud State Huskies (18-17-1)
Frozen Faceoff: March, 20-21, 2015
Game Time: Friday 4:08 pm CT
Location: Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Last time out: SCSU swept UNO (2-1 W, 3-1W)
Last time out: UND Swept (5-3 W, 2-1 W)
SCSU Offense: 27th Nationally
SCSU Defense: 26th Nationally
SCSU Last 10 games: 6-4-0 (.600)
UND Offense: 8th Nationally
UND Defense: 7th Nationally UND PWR: 1st
UND Last 10 games: 8-1-1 (.850)
TV: Friday: CBS Sports Network, DirecTV 221, DISH Network 158
Live Streaming: None
Key Players to watch
North Dakota – Forwards: Drake Caggiula (16g-17a—33pts), Michael Parks (124g-20a—32pts), Nick Schmaltz (5g-21a—26pts), Luke Johnson (8g-13a—21pts), Brendan O’Donnell (13g-6a—19pts), Connor Gaarder (8g-10a—18pts). Defense: Jordan Schmaltz (4g-23a—27pts), Paul LaDue (5g-16a—21pts), Nick Mattson (4g-16a—20pts), Tucker Poolman (7g-6a—13pts), Troy Stecher (2g-9a—11pts), Keaton Thompson (2g-8a—10pts). Goalies: Zane McIntyre (27-7-3, 1.97 GAA, .932 SV%), Cam Johnson (0-0-0, 5.54 GAA, .765SV%).
UND Injuries: Mark MacMillan (16g-9a—25pts) out for the season lower-body injury.
St. Cloud State – Forwards: Jonny Brodzinski (19g-16a—35pts), Joey Benik (14g-21p—35pts), Kalle Kossila (5g-20a—25pts), David Morely (16g-11a—27pts), Patrick Russell (10g-13a—23pts). Defense: Ethan Prow (4g-15a—19pts), Andrew Prochno (3g-12a—15pts), Nathan Wideman (2g-6a—8pts). Goalies: Charlie Lindgren (17-16-1, 2.27 GAA, .920 SV%), Rasmus Reijola (1-1-0, 2.13 GAA, .901 SV%).
St. Cloud State – The Huskies penalty kill is ranked 44th in the nation (88/110, 80.0%). The Huskies power play is ranked 5th in the nation (35/145 24.1%).
North Dakota – UND’s penalty kill is ranked 24th in the nation (128/152, 84.2%). UND’s power play is ranked 12th in the nation (31/153, 20.3%).