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Austin penalty kill dominates in 3-0 defeat of Bismarck
Story by Narrative Science.
The Bismarck Bobcats failed to take advantage of their power play opportunities and the Austin Bruins shook off a number of penalties to win, 3-0.
The Bruins put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Bismarck to score on any of its seven power plays. Austin's defensive play was more effective than usual against the Bobcats. The Bruins gives up 2.2 goals on average per game. Austin could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 26 minutes in penalties during the game.
Bismarck excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in six chances. The Bobcats failed to reach their usual level of shot production, putting 20 pucks on goal after averaging 26.9 shots per game this season. Bismarck's offense operated below it season average. The Bobcats put an average of 3.1 pucks into the net per game. Bismarck could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 24 minutes in penalties during the game.
The Bobcats were led by Brendan Harris, who took three shots.