Bruins fall into fourth place with two games left

Published 6:42 pm Monday, April 1, 2019

The Austin Bruins lost to the Aberdeen Wings (45-10-2-1 overall) 5-1 on the road Saturday.

The Bruins (31-21-0-6 overall) have fallen into fourth place in the NAHL Central with just two games left in the regular season — both against Bismarck in Riverside Arena Friday and Saturday.

The Bruins will likely have to sweep the Bobcats to avoid a first round series in the Wings in the NAHL Central Division playoffs.

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Kyle McClellan had 28 saves in the loss for Austin.


Austin 0 0  1    1

Aberdeen 1 2  2    5

First period

(AB) Brad Belisle (Jake Beaune, Stepan Pokorny) 3:39

Second period

(AB) Peter Morgan (Colton Guard, Adam Pitters) 1:15

(AB) Pitters (Jonathan Bendorf, Dalton Weigel) (power play) 18:57

Third period

(A) Garrett Dahm (Kyle Herbster) 2:42

(AB) Jonathan Bendorf (Morgan, Pitters) 7:17

(AB) Riley Murphy (Dalton Weigel, Nic Sicoly) 18:06

Shots: Austin — 0-for-5; Aberdeen — 2-for-4

Power plays: Austin — 25; Aberdeen — 33