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Nelson stymies Brookings, Bismarck wins 3-1
Story by Narrative Science.
The Bismarck Bobcats relied on the sparkling performance of Aaron Nelson in net to grab a 3-1 win against the Brookings Blizzard.
Bismarck was sparked by Nate Repensky, who finished with one goal and one assist. Repensky scored on the power play 3:12 into the third period to make the score 2-0 Bismarck. The Bobcats earned a power play opportunity when Evan Hesse was put in the box for head contact. Matt Anders picked up the assist.
Bismarck was held back by its power play unit, which tallied two goals on 10 chances. With 34 shots on target during the contest, the Bobcats exceeded the 29.1 shots they average per game this year.
Bismarck additionally got points from Anders, who also registered one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Bismarck also got a goal from Stanislav Dzakhov as well. More assists for Bismarck came via Filip Starzynski, who had two and Tanner Salsberry and Brendan Harris, who contributed one a piece.
Brookings forced Bismarck goalie Nelson to work between the pipes, taking 31 shots. The Blizzard were forced to rely heavily on their penalty kill unit throughout the game, as they racked up 42 penalty minutes.
Brookings was led by Nick DeCenzo, who scored the team's only goal. DeCenzo scored on the power play 8:45 into the third period to make the score 2-1 Bismarck. The Blizzard had taken the advantage when the Bobcats' Huba Sekesi got sent off for hooking.
Nelson rejected 30 shots on goal for Bismarck. The Bobcats incurred 18 minutes in penalty time with nine minors. Drew Weigman recorded 31 saves for Brookings. The Blizzard registered one goal on five power play opportunities.