Three keys to the game:
1. Get Physical. The Tigers need to assert themselves early by finishing checks and playing the body. It’s a small sheet, so the more aggressive CC plays, the more turnovers it can cause.
2. Take the puck wide. CC has been scoring oodles of even-strength goals by taking the puck wide and spreading the defense. No reason that should change tonight.
3. Score first. CC is 7-1 when it scores first, the one loss coming at New Hampshire and I think that lesson has been learned. The Tigers need to start their nine-game road stretch on the right foot.
10 Thauwald–14 Rau–23 Kilpatrick
21 Sweatt–19 Vlassopoulos–16 Patrosso
26 McCulloch–17 Johnson–22 Walsky
28 Schultz–9 McMillin–2 Lampl
8 Hillen–15 Prosser
7 Fredheim–4 Gannon
11 Connelly–27 Wysopal
Scratches: F Mike Testwuide, F Matt Overman, F Addison DeBoer, F Dan Quilico, D Ryan Lowery, G Tyler O’Brien
39 Trotter–21 Bozak–8 Jackson
9 Rakhshani–15 Ruegsegger–22 Gifford
19 Ostrow–12 Martin–16 Maiani
17 Glasser–27 Vossberg–14 May
4 Butler–7 Mullen
24 Ryder–5 Thomas
11 Testwuide–25 Brookwell