Austin goalie Jason Pawloski knocks the puck away during a Minot drive in the first period of game two in their playoff series Saturday night at Riverside Arena. --Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyherald.com
Austin goalie Jason Pawloski knocks the puck away during a Minot drive in the first period of game two in their playoff series Saturday night at Riverside Arena. -- Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyherald.com

Bruins drop game two in OT as Minot ties the series

Published 10:05pm Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Austin Bruins suffered a heartbreaking 2-1 overtime loss to Minot in game two of the NAHL Central Division semifinals in Riverside Arena Saturday night.

Ladislov Zikmund fights through traffic on the way to the puck in the second period against Minot Saturday night during game two of their playoff series at Riverside Arena.
Ladislov Zikmund fights through traffic on the way to the puck in the second period against Minot Saturday night during game two of their playoff series at Riverside Arena.

The Minotauros tied the five-game series at 1-1 when former Bruin Jadin Martin scored with 11:08 left in overtime.

Austin goalie Jason Pawloski had stopped 38 straight shots before Martin’s game-winner.

The Bruins didn’t get on the board in regulation until AJ Ried tied things up and forced overtime with a game-tying goal with 14:30 left in the game.

Minot took a 1-0 lead when Wesley Iverson scored on the Minotauros’ first shot on goal of the game early in the first period.

Top-seeded Austin must now win at least one game in Minot next week to keep the series alive. Games three and four will be held in Minot Friday and Saturday at 7:35 p.m. If the series comes to a game five, it would be held in Riverside Arena Monday, April 22 at 7:05 p.m.

Nolan Kirley goes after the puck in the second period against Minot in game two of their playoff series Saturday night at Riverside Arena.
Nolan Kirley goes after the puck in the second period against Minot in game two of their playoff series Saturday night at Riverside Arena.

In the other NAHL Central semifinal, Bismarck took a 2-0 series lead over Brookings when it won 4-3 Saturday.

SCORING SUMMARY

Minot 1 0 0

Austin 0 0 1

First period

(M) Wesley Iverson (Cody Milligan) 2:33

Second period

No scoring

Third period

(A) AJ Reid (Cody Dixon) 5:30

Overtime

Austin's Michael Bond brings the puck out of the corner in the first period against Minot in game two of their playoff series Saturday night at Riverside Arena.
Austin’s Michael Bond brings the puck out of the corner in the first period against Minot in game two of their playoff series Saturday night at Riverside Arena.

(M) Jadin Martin (Mason Morelli, Tim Donohue) 8:52

Shots: Austin – 39; Minot – 40

Powerplays: Austin – 0-for-3; Minot – 0-for-3

 


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