AUSTIN, MN – Gilbert Gabor and Justin Misiak each scored twice, while the newest Bruin Luke Notermann scored the game winning goal in his NAHL debut, and the Bruins defeated the Minnesota Magicians, 6-2 on Saturday night at Riverside Arena, snapping a five game losing streak.
Notermann, a Minnesota Golden Gopher commit, appeared to have scored about five minutes into the opening period when his quick short-side shot flashed the goal light on, but the officials ruled no goal after conferring. At the 17:30 mark, former Bruin Casey Jerry beat netminder Kris Carlson with a wrist shot from the left wing to give the Magicians a 1-0 lead, which was the score at the end of one period.
The Bruins got even 1:40 into the 2nd, as Gilbert Gabor finished off John Pesek's blue line shot on the powerplay. At 9:01, the Bruins took the lead when Marcus Karlstrom made a two line pass to Justin Misiak, who split the Magicians defense and slipped a shot between the pads of goaltender Will Ulrich. Twenty seconds later, Notermann tipped in a Dalton Gally shot for a 3-1 Bruins lead. Toward the end of the period, Michael Wilson capitalized on a Bruins turnover and scored his 2nd goal as a Magician to bring the deficit back to one goal after two periods.
At 7:23 of the 3rd, Gabor notched another powerplay goal, batting a Karlstrom rebound out of mid-air after Notermann and Karlstrom each hit consecutive goal posts. Travis Kothenbeutel ended a 12 game goal-less drought at 11:26, tapping home a pass from Miha Zajc and giving the Bruins their largest lead at 5-2. Misiak got his 2nd at 16:55 jamming a loose puck past Daniil Gerasimov, who replaced Ulrich after the fifth goal.
The Bruins outshot the Magicians 41-17 as Carlson earned his 17th win. The same two teams will play again on Saturday night at Richfield Ice Arena – a 7:00 faceoff, with coverage starting at 6:50 on FASTHockey.com. The "AWAY" feed will carry the Bruins broadcast.