Tauros even playoff series on Martin’s OT winner

AUSTIN, Minn. – Forward Jadin Martin scored the game-winning goal nine minutes, 52 seconds into overtime to give the Minot Minotauros a 2-1 victory over Austin in game two of the Central Division playoffs Saturday.

Martin’s first goal of the playoffs gave the Tauros their first postseason victory in program history and tied the best-of-five series at a game apiece.

Tauros forward Wesley Iverson gave Minot the early lead at 2:33 of the first period with the assist going to forward Cody Milligan.

After a scoreless second period, Austin broke through for its only goal of the night when A.J. Reid beat Tauros goaltender Tyler Parks with 14:30 remaining in regulation. Both teams killed off a penalty in the final 10 minutes of the third period to send the game to overtime.

Parks finished the game with 38 saves, including six in the extra session.

The series shifts to Minot for games three and four. Game three is Friday at 7:35 p.m. at Maysa Arena.

– Daily News Staff