Wings beat Bruins with late goal in playoff opener

Published 9:35 pm Friday, April 12, 2019

The Austin Bruins put up a good fight in the game one of the NAHL Central Division semifinals, but they came up a little short as they lost to the Aberdeen Wings 2-1 on the road Friday.

Austin tied the game at 1-1 when Reginald Millette scored in the second period, but Brad Belisle scored to put the Wings up 2-1 with 9:38 left in the game.

Kyle McClellan stopped 24 shots for Austin.

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Game two of the best-of-five game series will be played in Aberdeen at 7:15 p.m. Saturday.


Austin 0 1 0    1

Aberdeen 1 0 1    2

First period

(AB) Joe Strada (Pierson Brandon, Riley Murphy) 5:04

Second period

(A) Reginald Millette (Garrett Dahm, Lane Krenzen) 10:00

Third period

(AB) Brad Belisle (John Sladic, Stepan Pokorny) 10:22

Shots: Austin — 27; Aberdeen — 26

Power plays: Austin — 0-for-3; Aberdeen — 0-for-4