New Ulm had a 2-1 lead near the end of the first period until Granite City’s Keenan Lund scored a power-play goal with two seconds remaining in the first period. Granite City kept putting on the pressure in the second and third period to take the, 6-4, win and tie the series up 1-1.
Casey Esselman opened the scoring with an unassisted goal at the 14:15 mark of the first period.
Lund scored four goals for Granite City. In addition to his first period goal, he scored two goals in the second and one goal in the third.
Nathan Siclovan faced 20 shots and made 15 saves for New Ulm. Jon Albers replaced Siclovan in net 16:45 into the second period. Albers made 14 saves on the 15 shots he faced. Granite City’s goaltender, Mac Berglove, stopped 38 of the 42 shots New Ulm generated.
New Ulm had a total of six penalty minutes on three infractions and went 0-for-4 on the power play. Granite City totaled 10 penalty minutes on five infractions and went 1-for-2 on the power play.