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Gamblers Drop Game Two Against Fargo

The Gamblers dropped their second straight game to the undefeated Fargo Force dropping their record to 5-5. Fargo got out to a 2-0 lead with goals in the second period before Green Bay was able to cut the deficit in half with a goal by Julian Lutz to end the scoring at 2-1.

The first period saw neither team find the back of the net. Both teams had their chances, but goaltenders Gavin Moffatt and Hampton Slukynsky responded to every challenge to keep the game scoreless. Fargo out-shot Green Bay 12-to-7.

Fargo got out of the gate quick with a goal at the 1:24 of the second period through Jake Fisher. Defender Leo Gruba took the puck down the right side of the ice before firing a pass to the slot to an unmarked Fisher who put the puck in the net for a 1-0 Force lead. The Force were later able to double their lead on the power-play with another goal from Fisher at the 19:42. Fargo out-shot Green Bay 7-to-3 in the period.   Green Bay finally got on the board at the 15:16 with a goal by Julian Lutz to cut the deficit in half at make it a 2-1 game. The Germany native weaved through three Fargo defenders in the slot before getting the shot off right at the crease. This goal gave the team the will to fight again and brought the crowd back into the game. Unfortunately, this proved to be too little, too late for Green Bay as the buzzer sounded before the Gamblers could complete the comeback. Fargo out-shot 11-to-7 in the final period.

Overall, Fargo out-shot Green Bay 30-to-17 and were also clinical on power-plays going 1-for-2.

For his performance, Julian Lutz earned himself the third star of the game. The lone star that the Gamblers had on the night. An honorable mention goes to Gavin Moffat who had 28 saves on the night.

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