DENVER -- UND is concluding its two-game series against Denver on Monday night.

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No. 3 North Dakota at No. 19 Denver

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Magness Arena, Denver.

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TV: CBS Sports Network.

Webcast: None.

Radio: 96.1 The Fox.

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First period

UND 1, Denver 0 -- Matt Kiersted (Jacob Bernard-Docker, Mark Senden) :18. UND sends out the Mark Senden line to set the tone and they score on the first shift. They work the puck down low, it pops out to Bernard-Docker, who walks the line and fires a point shot that hits traffic. Kiersted one-times the rebound past Magnus Chrona just 18 seconds into the game.

UND 2, Denver 0 -- Grant Mismash (Jordan Kawaguchi, Mark Senden) 3:20. Senden goes two-for-two on big-time shifts that lead to a goal. On this one, he beats out an icing, wins the race to the puck and tries to leave it for the players who are changing. Denver's Bobby Brink gets to it first, but Senden tracks him down and forces a turnover to Kawaguchi, who walks it to the slot and feeds Mismash backdoor.

Second period

UND 3, Denver 0 -- Jordan Kawaguchi (Grant Mismash, Matt Kiersted) 3:53. Right after Kiersted and Bernard-Docker have great chances, Denver gets the puck out of the zone, but Kiersted hits Mismash at the offensive blue line with a pass. Mismash makes a nifty backhand feed to send Kawaguchi up the left side with space and Kawaguchi snipes it off the post and in the net.

Third period

UND 3, Denver 1 -- Slava Demin (Jaakko Heikkinen, Brett Edwards) 17:06. Not long after UND kills off a five-minute major, including a full two-minute five-on-three, Demin gets the puck at the point and snipes one through traffic.

UND 4, Denver 1 -- Gavin Hain (Mark Senden) 17:37 (en). Hain gets the puck in his own end and launches it the length of the ice for an empty-netter.

UND 5, Denver 1 -- Josh Rieger (Louis Jamernik, Mark Senden) 19:44 (pp). Rieger scores his second-career goal, one-timing a Jamernik pass from the left circle. Both of his goals have come in Magness Arena.

UND's lines

Forwards

18 Collin Adams--16 Grant Mismash--29 Jordan Kawaguchi

17 Riese Gaber--22 Shane Pinto--28 Judd Caulfield

10 Gavin Hain--19 Mark Senden--27 Louis Jamernik

9 Brendan Budy--14 Jasper Weatherby--21 Jackson Keane

Defensemen

3 Matt Kiersted--24 Jacob Bernard-Docker

25 Tyler Kleven--26 Jake Sanderson

4 Cooper Moore--20 Josh Rieger

Goaltenders

31 Adam Scheel

1 Peter Thome

Scratches on trip: Ethan Frisch (inj), Harrison Blaisdell

Scratches not on trip: Gabe Bast (minor inj), Carson Albrecht and Harrison Feeney

Denver's lines

Forwards

8 Carter Savoie--19 Cole Guttman--24 Bobby Brink

6 McKade Webster--7 Brett Stapley--18 Ryan Barrow

11 Steve Jandric--10 Jaakko Heikkinen--12 Kohen Olischefski

28 Brett Edwards--22 Connor Caponi--16 Jake Durflinger

23 Lane Krenzen

Defensemen

4 Griffin Mendel--32 Justin Lee

17 Slava Demin--3 Antti Tuomisto

27 Kyle Mayhew--21 Reid Irwin

Goaltenders

30 Magnus Chrona

33 Corbin Kaczperski

31 Jack Caruso

Out of lineup: Mike Benning, Hank Crone, Jack Doremus, Jack Works, Bo Hanson, Carter King

Referees -- Dan Dreger and Ryan Hersey

Linesmen -- Luke Bisbee and Jamie Alary

Pregame notes

UND is without defensemen Ethan Frisch (undisclosed), who didn't play the final 10 minutes of Sunday's game, and Gabe Bast (lower body), who did not make the trip to Denver. Bast's injury is not believed to be longterm. . . UND is reverting back to a lot of combinations from last season, including the Mismash-Adams-Kawaguchi line and reuniting Caulfield and Pinto. . . UND is moving Sanderson to the right side alongside Kleven. . . Harrison Blaisdell is out. Jackson Keane and Griffin Ness are in. . . Denver is without defenseman Mike Benning (undisclosed) for the second-straight game. The only other change for the Pioneers is the extra skater -- forward Lane Krenzen is in for defenseman Bo Hanson. . . UND can move into a first-place tie with St. Cloud State with one point. It can grab first alone with two or three. . . UND is trying to prevent getting swept for the first time since the 2019 playoffs in Denver's Magness Arena.