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Roughriders offense rolls in 7-3 game one win over Bloomington

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

Cedar Rapids scored early and often, rolling to a 7-3 win over Bloomington to open the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Matt Felipe and John Snodgrass tallied goals 35 seconds apart in the first period. The Roughriders never looked back after that scoring 4 more times in the second to take control of the game.

Pavel Tkachkov found the back of the net twice, while Ben Blacker held the Thunder scoreless through 2 periods. Blacker, who tallied 27 saves, did give up 3 late goals after the game was already well in hand.

The Roughriders and Thunder hook up in game 2 on Saturday night in Cedar Rapids.

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