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Soo holds on for 3-2 win against Bismarck
Story by Narrative Science.
The Bismarck Bobcats tried to dig themselves out of a three-goal hole, but the Soo Eagles held on for a 3-2 victory.
With 24 shots on target during the contest, the Eagles exceeded the 19.5 shots they average per game this year. Soo was forced to rely heavily on their penalty kill unit throughout the game, as it racked up 18 penalty minutes.
The Eagles were helped by Jacob McDowell, who grabbed one goal. McDowell scored 12:20 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Soo. Brad Pung assisted on the tally. Soo also got a goal from AJ Jarosz as well. In addition, Soo received assists from Kyle Loridon, Derek Lodermeier, and Denver Pierce, who contributed one a piece.
The Bobcats stifled Soo's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Bismarck put 30 shots on net during the contest, more than the 25.5 it averages per game.
The Bobcats were helped by Stanislav Dzakhov, who racked up one goal. Dzakhov scored on the power play 10:20 into the third period to make the score 3-1 Soo. Bismarck had taken the advantage when the Eagles' Bruno Birzitis got sent off for slashing. Brendan Harris provided the assist. Other players who recorded assists for Bismarck were Chris Diver, who had one and Nate Repensky, who had two.
Soo's Skoog Paige stopped 28 shots out of the 30 that he faced. The Eagles registered zero goals on five power play opportunities. Aaron Nelson made 21 saves for the Bobcats on 24 shots. Bismarck incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors.