Breezy Point relied on the scoring touch of Ryan Mezera, who netted four goals, to beat Minnesota, 4-0.
Mezera\’s first goal came 11:18 into the first period. He then added goals at 13:29 into the first, at 15:51 into the first, and at 15:53 into the second.
Magnus Lindhe frustrated Minnesota\’s offense all game, and stopped 33 shots en route to a shutout. Lindhe certainly lowered his goals against average, which was 2.66 entering the contest.
Breezy Point put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Minnesota to score on any of its four power plays. Breezy Point\’s defense was surprisingly good. Breezy Point averages 2.9 goals allowed per game. Breezy Point forced Minnesota goalie Dakota McDonald to work between the pipes, taking 44 shots.
Minnesota was held below its usual level of production. Minnesota averages 3.1 goals per game. Breezy Point was unable to stop Minnesota from sending pucks towards the net, and Minnesota eventually piled up 33 shots on goal.
Breezy Point incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors. Minnesota\’s McDonald stopped 40 shots out of the 44 that he faced. Minnesota incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.