Austin Bruins fall to Minnesota Wilderness in shootout 2-1 Saturday evening

Following a 4-3, come-from-behind win over the Chippewa Steel at Riverside Arena Friday evening, the Austin Bruins couldn’t string together back-to-back wins as they were overtaken in the shootout by the Minnesota Wilderness, 2-1 on Saturday night.

The Bruins took a 1-0 lead late in the second period when Sutter Muzzatti tallied his second goal of the season with an assist to John Lundy, but the Wilderness tallied a power play goal late in the third period to knot the game at one apiece.  After a scoreless overtime period, Wilderness defenseman Grant Docter tallied the game-winner in the shootout to give Minnesota the 2-1 victory.

Bruins netminder Tyler Shea stopped 34 of the 35 shots he faced Saturday night, while Wilderness goaltender Jacob Zacharewicz made 29 saves in facing 31 shots for the victory.  Austin was 0 for 4 on the power play Saturday evening, while they were 4 for 5 on the penalty kill.

The Bruins return to action this Wednesday in Marshall ,MN with the first of three games with the Fairbanks Ice Dogs.  Fairbanks will then travel to Austin for games Friday and Saturday.