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Ice Dogs start strong, fall in Midwest division finals opener

Danny Martin Dmartin@newsminer.com

FAIRBANKS—The Fairbanks Ice Dogs allowed a power-play goal for the first time this year in the North American Hockey League playoffs.

The man-advantage tally also led to Fairbanks’ first loss of the postseason — a 2-1 setback on Friday night against the Minnesota Wilderness in Game 1 of the Midwest Division final series in Cloquet, Minnesota.