ST.CLOUD, MN – The Central Division lead is now at 13 points for the Bruins and with a tenth of a second remaining in the final period of regulation, Gavin Morrissey sent the Bruins home with a 3-2 win.
The last time the Bruins and the Norsemen met, it ended up being a weekend sweep for St. Cloud which help spring them to an 8-1-1 record in the last ten games. The first period at the Municipal Athletic Complex would be an evenly matched affair, as both teams would be scoreless after the period with each team having 9 shots on goal.
It wouldn’t be until 8:56 into the 2nd period that we would see the first goal of the night. That would come off of a quick snapshot from Gavin Morrissey who was set up perfectly from a pass from Ethan Lindahl to give the Bruins a then 1-0 lead. Trent Wiemken would be rock-solid between the pipes for the Bruins as he would stop a flurry of shots the Norsemen would throw his way.
Damon Furuseth would give the Bruins a 2-0 lead a little over halfway through the 3rd period with his 6th goal of the season while on the Chad Thomas – Exit Realty Refined Power Play. From there, the Norsemen would start marching back as Kade Peterson would net his first of the period to pull St. Cloud back within a goal. Down a goal with less than a minute left in the period, the Norsemen would tie the game up with Peterson’s second of the game with the extra attacker. With twelve seconds left in the period, St. Cloud’s Briggs Orr would be assessed a major penalty for Boarding which would give the Bruins a Power Play in the closing seconds of the period. With the face-off win, the Bruins would rush in with a shot from Jimmy Goffredo which would redirect off the glass behind Ethan Dahlmeir, from there Morrissey would find the loose puck and fire the puck past Dahlmeir to beat the buzzer and secure the Bruins’ 3-2 win. Trent Wiemken would pick up his 14th win of the season while stopping 24 of the 26 shots he would face.
The Bruins return to Riverside Arena tomorrow night to wrap up the weekend series and the Month of February with the Norsemen. Doors open at 6pm with puck drop scheduled for 7:05 PM.