Pistons down Dogs
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Lasse Petersen's tremendous performance in net wasn't enough to power the Portage Terriers past the league's best.
Petersen turned away 47 Steinbach shots but the offence had no answer for a tight checking Piston defence corps as the Terriers fell 2-0 on the road in Steinbach in the team's penultimate regular season game.
Luke Bellrose put the hosts up 3:16 after puck drop with his third of the year, the eventual game winner, before Tanner Mole increased the Piston lead to two just prior to the five minute mark of the second to supply Steinbach with the necessary offence.
The Terriers fired 28 shots at the Piston goal but netminder Matthew Radomsky was equal to the task, picking up the shutout victory.
The Terriers final regular season game is back home Saturday at Stride Place against the Wolverines. The playoff picture isn't exact, however the Terriers will claim either the second or third seed and host either the Blues or Steelers in the first round.