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Aberdeen downs Bismarck in overtime, 5-4 (OT)
Story by Narrative Science.
Kyle Haak gave the Aberdeen Wings a 5-4 (OT) victory over the Bismarck Bobcats when he scored 1:05 into the extra period.
Aberdeen nearly gave up a two-score lead. The Wings made it 4-2 on a goal by TJ Roo at 9:26 in the third period. Bismarck pulled to within 4-3 on a power play goal by Nate Repensky at 18:19 in the third period.
Haak had a great game for Aberdeen, netting two goals.
The Wings got an offensive boost from their blueliners, who contributed two goals during the game. Aberdeen put 31 shots on net during the contest, more than the 27.6 it averages per game.
Aberdeen additionally got points from Roo, who also finished with one goal and two assists. Jake Horton also scored for Aberdeen. Other players who recorded assists for Aberdeen were Jordan Heller, who had three and Daniel Billett, Dillon Eichstadt, and Zach Doerring, who contributed one a piece.
The Bobcats gave up more goals than its normal season average. Bismarck averages 2.3 goals allowed per game. The 43 shots that the Bobcats put on net surpassed Bismarck's average of 28.1 shots per game this season.
The Bobcats were helped by Brendan Harris, who grabbed one goal. Harris scored 6:03 into the second period to make the score 1-1. Tyler Dunagan assisted on the tally. Bismarck also got points from Repensky, who also racked up one goal and one assist and Dunagan, who also registered one goal and one assist. Bismarck also got a goal from Matt Anders as well. In addition, Bismarck received assists from Cullen Willox, who had two and Levi Blom and Filip Starzynski, who each chipped in one.
The Wings' Chad Catt stopped 39 shots out of the 43 that he faced. Aberdeen incurred 18 minutes in penalty time with four minors. Aaron Nelson made 26 saves for Bismarck on 31 shots. The Bobcats incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors.