Austin’s Jay Dickman turns to the bench after scoring what would be the game-winning goal in the second period against Minot in their playoff series Saturday night at Riverside Arena. -- Eric Johnson
Austin’s Jay Dickman turns to the bench after scoring what would be the game-winning goal in the second period against Minot in their playoff series Saturday night at Riverside Arena. -- Eric Johnson

Bruins rebound with a win over Minot to tie series at 1-1

Published 9:52pm Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Austin Bruins stepped up their defensive game to tie their five-game playoff series with Minot at one game apiece Saturday night in Riverside Arena.

One night after they allowed eight goals to the Mintotauros(25-34-1 overall), the Bruins held Minot to 14 shots in a 2-1 win. Jay Dickman scored the go-ahead goal for the Bruins in the second period.

Nick Lehr stopped 13 shots for the Bruins (41-20-1 overall), who must now win at least one game in Minot this Friday and Saturday to continue the series. If Austin wins both games, it will win the series and advance to the NAHL Central Division Finals for the third straight season.

In the other NAHL Central Division semifinal, Bismarck leads 2-0 after winning two games in Aberdeen.

Austin’s Kody Reuter tries to skirt around Minot’s Troy Degler in the second period.
Austin’s Kody Reuter tries to skirt around Minot’s Troy Degler in the second period.
The Bruins’ Trey Dodd, right, and Guillaume Leclerc, left, crash the net as Minot goalie Merrick Madsen tries to cover the puck in the second period.
The Bruins’ Trey Dodd, right, and Guillaume Leclerc, left, crash the net as Minot goalie Merrick Madsen tries to cover the puck in the second period.
Austin’s Cory Dunn fends off Minot’s Tyler Shipstad as he moves in to play the puck off the boards during the first period of game two.
Austin’s Cory Dunn fends off Minot’s Tyler Shipstad as he moves in to play the puck off the boards during the first period of game two.

 

SCORING SUMMARY

Minot 1 0 0 – 1

Austin 1 1 0 – 2

First period

(A) Drew Anderson (Niko Hildenbrand, Luke Dietsch) 1:17

(M) Jake McCann (Jadin Martin, Tyler Shipstad) 16:54

Second period

(A) Jay Dickman (Guillaume Leclerc) 17:37

Third period

No scoring

Shots: Austin – 33; Minot – 14

Power plays: Austin – 0-for-1; Minot – 0-for-2

 


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