The Tauros and Bobcats meet at the Maysa Arena for the final time in the regular season on Wednesday night in what could be a Robertson Cup Playoff preview. The come in as the hottest two teams in the NAHL with each team winning eight of their last 10, no other team has won more than seven. Overall on the Subway Cup series this season neither the Tauros nor the Bobcats have won in the other’s building; but the Bobcats have a slight edge for the rivalry trophy as they managed one overtime loss to the Tauros while every Tauro loss has come in regulation. In order to prevent Bismarck from winning the Subway Cup for the first time the Tauros need to sweep the final two meetings with the Bobcats or go 1-0-1 and outscore the Bobcats by four goals.
The Tauros are in the midst of their best stretch of hockey of the season winning 12 of their last 15 games and have outscored opponents 59-28 over that time. The Tauros offense now ranks fourth in the league at 3.48 goals per game, despite ranking ninth in shots thanks to a 10.1% shooting percentage.
David Raisanen leads the Tauros with 45 points on a team best 21 goals and 24 assists. His linemates, Didrik Henbrant was named NAHL Central Star of the Week after posting four goals and two assists last weekend, and Wilmer Skoog posted four points and the goal of the week. Taylor Lantz has led the Tauros against the Cats with four goals and five assists despite playing in just nine of the ten previous meetings.
The Bobcats have been the best team in the league over the last 10 games going 8-0-1. Adam Stacho leads the Cats with 42 points on 15 goals and 27 assists, both team highs. Defenseman Sam Malinski is second on the team with 14 goals and 22 assists for 36 points. Austin Jouppi has been the Tauros main antagonist with five goals and six assists for 11 points in just seven of the 10 games in the season series.
Tickets and Broadcast Info
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