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Captain Taylor Matson and the Gophers spent time with the media during the last week.
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Minnesota will play in its 20th Frozen Four this week, but its first since 2005, when it takes on No. 1 Boston College in the national semifinals on Thursday (8 p.m. CT on ESPN2). The Gophers, who advanced to the Frozen Four with NCAA West Regional wins against Boston University and North Dakota, spent time with the media over the last week.

We compiled a list of clips so you can get caught up with everything Minnesota Hockey as the Gophers head to Florida for the Frozen Four.

(Media: If we missed an article, clip, video interview, etc., send it to us and we will add it as we relied on Google Reader).

Don Lucia radio interview (NHL Home Ice on SiriusXM)
Interviews with Taylor Matson, Jake Hansen, Kyle Rau, Zach Budish and Don Lucia (

Patterson Leads Gophers To Frozen Four (KARE11)
NEW: Budish, Gophers Hope To Raise Another Banner (KARE11)
NEW: Once The Hero, Grant Potulny Now Coaching Gophers In Frozen Four (KARE11)
Nate Condon, Zach Budish Take Target Practice (FOX9)
Nate Schmidt and Grant Potulny on Sports Wrap (KSTP)
Gophers Await Frozen Four (KSTP)

Rau Stepped Right In, Gophers Stepped Up (Star Tribune)
A Long Time Coming, Gophers Redeem Themselves Big-Tim (Star Tribune)
U Seniors Find This NCAA Thing To Their Liking (Star Tribune)
Gophers Winning Because Everyone Pitching In (Star Tribune)
For Lucia, WCHA Loss Is Bearable Burden (Star Tribune)
Potulny Bridges Gap Of U Glory Past, Present (Star Tribune)
Lucia Does Homework On BC, Sees Need To Be Aggressive (Star Tribune)
NEW: Egos Don't Get In The Way For What Is Best For U Hockey Team (Star Tribune)
Coaching The Gophers Is High-Pressure Job, As Don Lucia Knows Well (Pioneer Press)
Three Things With Jake Hansen (Pioneer Press)
Erik Haula Talks (Pioneer Press)
Q&A With Kent Patterson (Pioneer Press)
Q&A With Nate Schmidt (Pioneer Press)
Q&A With Travis Boyd (Pioneer Press)
Q&A With Don Lucia (Pioneer Press)
Grant Potulny Recalls NCAA Championships (Pioneer Press)
Nate Schmidt Trims The Fat, Transforms Into A Star (Pioneer Press)
NEW: Nick Bjugstad Looks To Bust Out At Frozen Four (Pioneer Press)
NEW: Players Only Meeting Does The Trick (Pioneer Press)
NEW: Hiring Don Lucia Wasn't Rocket Science Ex-AD Says (Pioneer Press)
The Playoff Beard (Minnesota Daily)
NEW: Matson Defined By His Determination (Minnesota Daily)
NEW: The Transition: Former Gopher Hockey Player John Pohl (Minnesota Daily)
NEW: Trying Season Part Of The Process For Travis Boyd (Washington Times)
About Schmidt (College Hockey News)
Minnesota Team Capsule (College Hockey News)
Minnesota Players Experiencing, Thriving At New Levels Of Postseason (USCHO)
Haula Points The Way To The Frozen Four For Minnesota (USCHO)
Secondary Scoring Takes The Spotlight For Minnesota (USCHO)
Seniors' Season of Redemption Now Includes Frozen Four (USCHO)
NEW: Lucia And The Gophers Deliver Under Pressure (USCHO)
INCH Measures Up: Nate Schmidt, Minnesota (
NEW: Coaches Take: Minnesota vs. Boston College (
Gophers Back In The Frozen Four (AP)
Time For Gopher Seniors To Define Their Legacy (FOX Sports North)
Reserves Have Helped Spur Gophers In NCAAs (FOX Sports North)
Berth In Frozen Four Carries Special Meaning For Seniors (1500ESPN)
Boston College Makes For A Daunting Frozen Four Foe (1500ESPN)
Travis Boyd Among Gophers Finding Their Role (SB Nation)
EastDown And Tampa Bound (GopherPuckLive)
Heavyweight Battle On Tap For Tampa Between Gophers, Eagles (GopherPuckLive)
Nick Bjugstad Leads Gophers To Frozen Four (Minn Local Sports)
NEW: Puck Daddy Chats With Nick Bjugstad (Yahoo! Sports)
NEW: Validating His Choice, Mark Alt Picks Hockey Over Football (TampaBayOnline)
NEW: BC, Minnesota Mirror Images (Boston Herald)

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