Comeback Comes Up Short, Bruins Defeated by Wings 5-4

AUSTIN, Minn. –  The Bruins surrendered the game’s first five goals but battled back in in the late stages of the game but fell short in their comeback attempt to the Wings, 5-4.

It didn’t take long for the Wings to break open the scoring, taking only 35 seconds to jump out in front 1-0. Less than three minutes later Aberdeen jumped out to a 2-0 lead when they scored their first power-play goal of the game. Late in the first period, Aberdeen scored their third goal of the night when Cade Neilson took a slot-feed from Marshall Walker and lofted it over the shoulder of Bruins goalie Tyler Shea.

In the second period, Aberdeen kept the pedal to the metal and scored their fourth and fifth goals of the night, both on the power-play. After the fifth goal, Tyler Shea was swapped out for Hudson Hodges. That’s when the Bruins turned it on. While on the power-play, Travis Shoudy walked his way into the slot and found Connor Mylymok in the back-door who pounded it home.

In the third period, the Bruins made it a game. Five-minutes and 30 seconds into the final frame, Mylymok earned his second goal of the game when he controlled his own rebound and fired it over Wings’ goalie Zakari Brice. Just over a minute-and-a-half later Ben Dexheimer ripped a shot from the right point that slipped through Brice’s legs and pulled the Bruins within two, 5-3. With the extra-attacker and time winding down, Austin netted their fourth goal of the night when Peter Jacobs redirected a Shoudy shot from the point and into the back of the net.

Despite their last-ditch effort, the Bruins couldn’t even the game and ended up dropping their second-consecutive game to Aberdeen, this time by a score of 5-4.

With the loss, the Bruins dropped to 9-16-2-2 while the Wings improved to 29-1-0-1 with the win. The two teams will meet again next weekend on Friday and Saturday, March 5 and 6, at the Odde Ice Center in Aberdeen, SD. Up next for the Bruins, they take on the Chippewa Steel in Wisconsin before taking off for South Dakota. The Bruins return home to Riverside Arena in a little less than two weeks when they welcome the Minnesota Wilderness to town on March 11, 2021. Tickets for the Bruins’ next home game are on sale now by visiting www.austinbruins.com/single-game-tickets.