Bruins drop two to Bismarck, will close out regular season March 30

Published 8:54am Sunday, March 24, 2013

The Austin Bruins lost a pair of games to Bismarck over the weekend as they fell to Bismarck 5-2 Friday and lost 4-3 in overtime Saturday.

On Saturday, the Bruins (40-11-7 overall) had a late breakdown as Bismarck (33-16-9 overall) scored two goals in the last two minutes of regulation and they won the game when Joe Giordano scored in overtime.

Jason Pawloski had 41 saves and Drew Anderson scored two goals in the loss.

Austin’s Nick Lehr had 17 saves in Friday’s loss.

Austin has just two regular season games remaining as they host Coulee Region March 29 at 7:05 p.m. and play at Coulee Region March 30 at 7 p.m.

The Bruins have already clinched the top seed in the NAHL Central Division playoffs, which will begin April 5.

Saturday’s game

Bismarck 0 0 3 1 – 4

Austin 1 2 0 0 – 3

First period

(A) Drew Anderson (CJ Smith, Jake Flynn) 17:49

Second period

(A) Anderson (Jay Dickman, Grant Eichstadt) 12:57

(A) Dickman (powerplay) (John Simonson, Brandon Wahlin) 19:58

Third period

(B) Mike Dockry (Bob Kinne) 13:55

(B) Matt Pohlkamp (Nate Repensky, Filip Starzynski) 18:09

(B ) Pohlkamp (powerplay) (empty net) (Patrick Moore) 19:29

OT

(B ) Joe Giordano (powerplay) (Stanislav Dzakhov) 1:58

Shots: Austin – 30; Bismarck – 45

Powerplays: Austin – 1-for-3; Bismarck – 2-for-3

Friday’s game

Bismarck 2 2 1 – 5

Austin 1 1 0 – 2

First period

(A) CJ Smith (Simonson) 8:50

(B) Starzynski (Dzakhov, Pohlkamp) 8:50

(B ) Pohlkamp (powerplay) (Matt Anders, Nate Repensky) 17:45

Second period

(A) Grant Eichstad (Anderson, Riley Colvard) 5:14

(B) Bob Kinne (Anders, Dzakhov) 8:00

(B ) Anders (Jeremy O’Keefe, Repensky) 10:46

Third period

(B ) Cory Chapman (empty net) 19:02

Shots: Austin – 19; Bismarck – 19

Powerplays: Austin – 0-for-3; Bismarck 1-for-2

 


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