Austin's AJ Reid checks Bismarck's Nate Repensky during the second period of game two in the Central Division finals Saturday night at Riverside Arena.
Austin's AJ Reid checks Bismarck's Nate Repensky during the second period of game two in the Central Division finals Saturday night at Riverside Arena.

Bruins drop game two to Bobcats

Published 3:26pm Sunday, April 28, 2013

The Austin Bruins lost 5-2 to the Bismarck Bobcats in game two of the NAHL Central Division finals in Riverside Arena Saturday.

CJ Smith sends a shot on goal as he falls to the ice in the second period against Bismarck Saturday night in game two of the Central Division finals at Riverside Arena.
CJ Smith sends a shot on goal as he falls to the ice in the second period against Bismarck Saturday night in game two of the Central Division finals at Riverside Arena.

The series it now tied 1-1 with games three and four scheduled to be played in Bismarck Friday and Saturday.

Austin pulled to within 3-2 when Ladislav Zikmund scored early in the third period, but the Bobcats put the game away when Daniel Kovar scored a shorthanded goal to make it 4-2.

Nick Lehr had 19 saves in the first two periods for Austin and Jason Pawloski had seven saves in the third period for the Bruins.

Bismarck 1 2 2 — 5

Austin's Chris Fischer cuts the puck across the Bismarck zone during the second period Saturday night in game two of the Central Division finals at Riverside Arena.
Austin’s Chris Fischer cuts the puck across the Bismarck zone during the second period Saturday night in game two of the Central Division finals at Riverside Arena.

Austin 0 1 1 — 2

SCORING SUMMARY

(B) Bob Kinne (Joe Giorano, Cory Chapman) 16:59

Second period

(A) Cody Dixon (AJ Reid, Grant Eichstadt) 12:03

(B) Daniel Kovar (Phillip Starzynski, Levi Blom) 14:00

(B) Matt Pholkamp (Blom) 8:13

Third period

(A) Ladislav Zikmund (Brandon Wahlin, Riley Colvard) 1:37

(B) Kovar (SH) (Kinne) 17:41

(B) Adam Knochenums (empty net) (Patrick Moore, Shane Omdahl) 19:05

Powerplays: Austin — 0-for-1; Bismarck — 0-for-2

Shots: Austin — 28; Bismarck — 31


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