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Denver rides Millan to victory over Bloomington, 3-1
Story by Narrative Science.
A stellar performance between the pipes by Kieran Millan helped the Denver Cutthroats defeat the Bloomington Blaze, 3-1.
The Cutthroats were often in penalty trouble, totaling six minors and two majors for 22 minutes in penalty time. Denver surpassed its season average of 17.0 penalty minutes per game. The Cutthroats' penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on four Bloomington power plays. By firing 36 shots on goal, Denver exceeded the 20.8 shots it averages per game this year.
Bloomington forced its penalty killing units to work especially hard during the game, picking up eight minors and two majors for 26 minutes in penalty time. The Blaze had been averaging 19.0 minutes in penalties per game. Bloomington was held below its usual level of production. The Blaze put an average of 3.7 pucks into the net per game. Bloomington put 34 shots on net during the contest, more than the 21.0 it averages per game.
The Blaze were led by Leo Thomas, who scored the team's only goal. Thomas scored 16:30 into the second period to make the score 2-2.
Millan recorded 33 saves for the Cutthroats. Denver registered one goal on seven power play opportunities. Bloomington's Pier-Olivier Pelletier stopped 33 shots out of the 35 that he faced.