The Springfield Jr. Blues slow start came back to hurt them, as Springfield fell to the Minnesota Wilderness 2-1 in an out-of-division NAHL matchup at The Nelson Center Friday night.
Springfield was outshot in the first period 12-10 but were able to escape without letting in a goal. The score remained tied 0-0 after the first.
Minnesota got the first two goals in the contest with the first being a power play goal at 11:51 into the period. The Wilderness followed that goal up with another coming on a 2-on-1 odd man rush. Springfield was finally able to get on the board with Max Brainin netting his 5th goal of the season. Brainin’s goal was assisted by Patrick Smyth and Jeff Skinner. Smyth’s assist was his 12th of the season, tying him with Jordan Muzzillo for the team lead.
The scoring ended after that, as Minnesota held on for the 2-1 victory. Minnesota outshot Springfield 37-32 on the night and Connor Poczos made 35 saves for Springfield.
Your Springfield Jr. Blues will be back in action tomorrow night, when they take on the Minnesota Wilderness. Tomorrow is Star Wars Night, followed by a post-game party at Cooper’s Alleyside with the Springfied Jr. Blues! Doors open at 5:05pm and puck drops at 6:05pm.