1. Parlay an experience advantage into a sixth straight trip to championship weekend by getting off to a great start. Make a statement during the first 10 minutes of the game and never let party crasher Colgate get comfortable or confident.
2. Defender Henry Lobb must limit Peter Baum to four points or fewer with minimal hockey assists. Lobb, nicknamed the Lobster, is tall and rangy with agile feet. He has become one of the most accomplished cover men in the Atlantic Coast Conference, but Baum has speed the Blue Devils haven't seen since practicing against their own Ned Crotty and Matt Danowski.
3. Goalie Dan Wigrizer.has to stop at least 55 percent of shots.
4. Score off faceoffs. CJ Costabile is a possession machine on the wings of faceoffs or taking the draws himself. He terrorizes ball carriers and can jump-start odd-man rushes. Duke is best when dominating the middle of the field and scoring transition goals.