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Bismarck pulls away in second, rolls over Minot, 6-1
Story by Narrative Science.
The Minot Minotauros was within striking distance after one period, but the Bismarck Bobcats put the pedal down in the second en route to a 6-1 victory.
Bismarck's penalty kill excelled, as the Bobcats gave up zero goals despite allowing six power plays.
The Bobcats stifled Minot's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Bismarck outdid its season average for goals scored. The Bobcats average 3.1 goals per game. With 37 shots on target during the contest, Bismarck exceeded the 25.7 shots it averages per game this year.
Others who scored for Bismarck included Filip Starzynski, who had two and Seth Blair, Evan Giesler, and Dan Kovar, who scored one goal each. More assists for Bismarck came via Nate Repensky, who had three, Huba Sekesi, Joonas Huovinen, Tanner Salsberry, and Tyler Dunagan, who each chipped in one, and Stanislav Dzakhov and Cullen Willox, who contributed two a piece.
The Minotauros did not challenge the opposing goalie, racking up only 13 shots on net to force 12 saves. The shot total fell below Minot's season average of 19.9 shots per game. The Minotauros found themselves short handed often, totaling 22 penalty minutes and allowing eight power plays.
Aaron Nelson made 12 saves for the Bobcats on 13 shots. Bismarck incurred 16 minutes in penalty time with eight minors. Merrick Madsen recorded 31 saves for Minot.