Bruins stay in contention for two-seed with a win over Magicians

Published 6:27 pm Monday, March 26, 2018

The Austin Bruins have a two-point lead on home ice advantage with five regular season games to go after they picked up a 5-1 win over the Minnesota Magicians on the road Saturday.

The win keeps the Bruins (29-18-4-4 overall) two points ahead of the Minnesota Wilderness for second place in the NAHL Central Division.

Travis Kothenbeutel scored his 22nd and 23rd goals of the season in a three-goal third period for Austin to put the Magicians away and Alex Schilling stopped 18 of 19 shots in net.

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Aberdeen has clinched first place in the NAHL Central and it will have the top seed in the divisional playoffs.

Austin will play at Janesville 7 p.m. on Friday and 7 p.m. on Saturday.


Austin 1 3 1    5

Magicians 1 0 0    1

First period

(A) Dante Sheriff (Josef Mysak, Travis Kothenbeutel) 2:05

(M) Ethan DeStefani (Dawson Klein, Cameron Buhl) 9:31

Second period

(A) Kothenbeutel (Evan Cholak, Lane Krenzen) 6:10

(A) Kothenbeutel (Garrett Dahm) (short handed) 8:58

(A) Alex Mella (Andy Willis, Mysak) 18:49

Third period

(A) Chase Pilawski (Sherriff, Dante Zapata) (power play) 7:48

Shots: Austin — 38; Magicians — 19

Power plays: Austin — 1-for-7; Magicians — 1-for-7