Nicholas Kuchera gave the MN Magicians Magicians the lead in the first period, and the MN Wilderness Wilderness was never able to catch up in a close game that ended 3-1.
Kuchera provided MN Magicians with the game-winning tally when he scored 17:53 into the the first period.
Kuchera was all over the ice for the Magicians, as he tallied two goals and one assist in the win.
MN Magicians' Atte Tolvanen was a brick wall in net, as he came up with 39 saves and let only one puck past him. Tolvanen certainly lowered his goals against average, which was 2.44 entering the contest.
The Magicians excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in four chances.
MN Wilderness managed to stay out of the box better than usual, finishing with one minor for two minutes in penalty time. The Wilderness ended up below its season average of 17.0 penalty minutes per game. MN Wilderness' offense rang up 40 shots on MN Magicians' net.
The Magicians incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors. Kasimir Kaskisuo made 26 saves for MN Wilderness on 29 shots.