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Austin earns hard-fought 1-0 win over Bismarck
Story by Narrative Science.
The Austin Bruins beat the Bismarck Bobcats 1-0 in a game that featured tenacious defense, solid goalkeeping and a winning score from Trey Dodd.Dodd's tally was assisted by Luke Dietsch.
Austin pulled out the victory even though it was hit with 14 penalty minutes.
The Bruins were led by Dodd, who grabbed one goal. Dodd scored 10:20 into the third period to make the score 1-0 Austin. Dietsch picked up the assist.
Austin put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Bismarck to score on any of its six power plays. The Bruins were held below their usual level of production. Austin averages 3.5 goals per game. The Bruins' defense was surprisingly good. Austin allows 2.1 goals per game.
Other players who recorded assists for Austin were Eli May, who had one.
The Bobcats' penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on five Austin power plays. Bismarck averages 26.1 shots on goal per game, but only sent 17 pucks on net against the Bruins. The Bobcats could not produce up to they normal offensive output. Bismarck puts an average of 2.9 pucks into the net per game.
The Bobcats were led by Stanislav Dzakhov, who took four shots.
Austin's Nicholas Lehr stopped 17 shots out of the 17 that he faced. Aaron Nelson recorded 23 saves for Bismarck. The Bobcats incurred 22 minutes in penalty time with six minors. Bismarck ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Matt Anders was ejected from the game.