By: Ken Oda, minotauroshockey.com
Bismarck, ND – The Bobcats scored four power play goals on ten chances and routed the Minotauros 7-2 on Thursday night. Matt Audette and Denis Dalidovich scored the Tauros’ goals in a game that was never really close. Bismarck outshot the Tauros 56-21 thanks to the 10-2 power play advantage.
Things will not get easier for the Tauros as the weekend moves on with Austin in town. The Tauros have played the Bruins well this season going 5-2-1 against the division champions. Steven Sherman has lead the way with six points (2g 4a) and three shootout goals as well. Jadin Martin has also done well against the team he once played for with a pair of goals and an assist. The Tauros goaltending tandem has teamed up to post a .925 sv% against the Bruins while allowing 2.50 GAA.
C.J. Smith has done the most damage against the Tauros with three goals and four helpers. In goal back-up Jason Pawloski has been a difficult match-up for the Tauros, posting a pair of shutouts against the Tauros in Minot late in January. Nick Lehr has has not faired as well despite posting strong numbers he is 0-1-4 against the Tauros despite a .931 sv% and 1.69 GAA.
Attend the games: Tickets are still available for both games this weekend by clicking the “tickets” tab atop this page. There will be a $1.00 draft beer happy hour from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. both nights brought to you by Keystone Light. Puck drop both nights is at 7:35 p.m. If you can not make it to the games both can be seen on www.fasthockey.com