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Central Division (NHL)
Blast loses shutout, but holds on to beat Wave
Blast loses shutout, but holds on to beat Wave

The home shutout string the Blast took into Friday night's game against the Milwaukee Wave was downright impressive by professional indoor soccer standards — eight quarters and nine-plus minutes without allowing an opponent to score. And while the Blast added to the run — which included two shutouts and three easy wins — with two more quarters of clean defensive play against the Wave, the ending was far from easy this time. Seemingly in control going into the fourth quarter with a nine-point lead, the Blast had to hold off a valiant Wave comeback bid. Onua Obasi's goal with 2:39 to play secured a suddenly-thrilling 13-8 win in front of an announced crowd of...