Bruggeman stops 48 shots as Bruins knock off Bobcats

Published 10:06 am Sunday, December 18, 2011

Austin goalie Tyler Bruggeman stopped 48 of the 50 shots he saw as the Bruins knocked off first place Bismarck 3-2 in overtime in Riverside Arena Saturday night.

Austin (16-10-3 overall) won the game when Chris Fischer, who is from Apple Valley, scored just 52 seconds into the extra session.

The Bruins took a 3-2 lead in the third period when Brandon Wahlin scored on a powerplay and Bismarck (23-5-1 overall) tied the game when Castan Sommer scored with 4:33 left in the regulation.

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Both of the Bobcats goals came on powerplays.


Bismarck 0 1 1 0 – 2

Bruins 0 1 1 1 – 3

First period

No scoring

Second period

(A) Austin Nelson (Charlie Adams, CJ Smith) 1:55

(B) Adam Knochenmus (powerplay) (Shane Omdahl, Castan Sommer) 3:18

Third period

(A) Brandon Wahlin (powerplay) (Jeremy Finger) 5:14

(B) Sommer (powerplay) Knochenmus 15:27


(A) Chris Fischer (John Simonson, Christian Folin) :52

Shots: Austin – 29; Bismarck – 50

Powerplays: Austin – 1-for-8; Bismarck – 2-for-9